The Hindu god Vishnu is honoured in the Adi Jagannatha Temple(Thirupullani Temple) in Thiruppullani, a village on the borders of Ramanathapuram in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Rama is said to have used grass, or “pul,” as a cushion when he slept (thalai annai in Tamil), which is how the place got its name, Thiruppullani.
One of the 108 Divyadesams honouring Vishnu, also known as Adi Jagannatha and his consort Lakshmi, as Padmasini, is dedicated to him.
Thirupullani Temple History:
According to Hindu mythology, Rama prayed to Samudraraja (the Ocean God) in the epic Ramayana to find a way to Lanka. He performed a penance by lying in Kusa grass (also known as Dharba grass), which is known as Dharbasayanam in Sanskrit.
Another myth claims that Dasharatha, the father of Rama, made numerous sacrifices and underwent extensive penance in order to obtain the holy payasam. As a result of his equal distribution to his three wives, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha, and Shatrughna were born.According to a mythology, a childless couple engages in nagapradishta worship, which involves erecting a statue of the snake god at a temple. When a childless couple prays for a child, sweet pudding is presented. When this type of worship is carried out, it is claimed that Adi Jaganatha bestows a kid like Rama.
Architecture of Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple:
The Thirupullani temple is near the village of Thirupullani, which is 64 kilometres (40 miles) from Rameswaram and 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from Ramanathapuram. The temple’s rajagopuram (gateway tower) has five levels and faces east. The sitting images of Adi Jagannatha, Bhudevi, and Sri Devi are kept in the temple of Adi Jagannatha. Adi Jagannathar’s consort, Padmasini, resides in a separate shrine.
In a relaxed position, there is a shrine for Dharbasayana Ramar. A metal representation of Krishna from the Pandya era in the thirteenth century exists. This unusual historical representation of Krishna in a metal sculpture shows him dancing on the back of a snake.
Thirupullani Temple Timings:
Thirupullani temple payasam timings are : 7:00 am – 12:30 pm 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thirupullani Temple Address : Utira – Thirupullani Road, Thiruppulani, Tamil Nadu 623532.
Thirupullani Temple Contact number : 04567-254-527, 09486694035
Thirupullani to Rameswaram distance : 1 hr 11 min (61.8 km) via NH87
Chennai to thirupullani temple distance : 8 hr 52 min (518.8 km) via Chennai – Theni Hwy/Chennai – Villupuram – Trichy – Kanyakumari Rd.
Thirupullani to Madurai distance :2 hr 2 min (123.4 km) via NH87
Thirupullani Temple Images :