Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple

Situated in Urayoor, Trichy district in Tamil Nadu. Urayoor is also known as Thirukkozhi ,nikaLaapuri, uRanthai. It is also near to Srirangam. A valiant rooster, believed to have warded off an elephant with its beak, here at Uraiyur; the name Thirukkozhi (Mookkeeswaram) possibly stems from this legend. The temple is in between Trichy - Main guard Gate. This temple is in walking distance from Srirangam across the Kaveri river. This is one of the 108 Divya Desams.

Festivals

There is no Brahmotsavam conducted in this divya desam.

Other Uthsavams are celebrated with great flavor.

* Kodai Uthsavam - Vaikasi/Aani - 10 days
* Vasantha Uthsavam - Vaikasi/Aani - 7 days
* Navarathri Uthsavam - Purattasi - 9 days
* Dolothsavam - Kaarthigai - 7 days
* ThiruAdhyayana Uthsavam - Thai/Maasi - 11 days
* Theppa Uthsavam - Maasi - 7 days
* Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyar - Sri Azhagiya Manavalan Serthi - Panguni Aayilyam - 1 day.

The Utsavam done here starts in Panguni month lasts for 10 days. On the first day of Panguni Ayilyam, Namperumal comes from Sri Rangam and stay in Urayoor. And on Panguni Ayilyam, he marries Kamalavalli Naachiyar and give his Kalyana Kola Seva to his Bhakthas.

Apart from the above uthsavams thaayar will have purappadau on every Friday.

Dhivya Dampathi

There is no Utsavar found in this sthalam as Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam came here to marry Sri Lakshmi and the Utsavar of Sri Rangam is considered to be the Utsavar of this sthalam too. In this sthalam, Periya Pirattiyar is giving her seva in two different ways. One is Irundha seva and the other one is Kidantha seva. Combining these both sevas, she is giving seva as "Urayum" (from sitting seva to sleeping seva) seva, this temple is called "Thiru Urayoor". The Utsavam done here starts on Aayilya Nakshathiram in Panguni month lasts for 10 days. On the first day of Panguni Ayilyam, Sri Ranganathar comes from Sri Rangam and stay in Urayoor. And on Panguni Ayilyam, he marries Kamalavalli Naachiyar and give his Kalyana Kola Seva to his Bhakthas.

Only Moolavar is found in this sthalam. There is no Utsavar here. Since, Arangan married Kamalavalli Naachiyaar, Utsavar of Srirangam is said to be the Utsavar for this Thirukkozhi sthalam too.

Moolavar

The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Sri Azhagiya Manavaalan. Srirangam Uthsavar Namperumal gets the name Sri Azhagiya Manavalan when he comes to Uraiyur. He is found in Standing (Nindra) thirukkolm (position) facing his thirumugham towards North direction along with "Prayoga Chakkaram". Prakthyaksham for Ravidharman and all Devars. (330 crores).

Thayaar

The Thayaar of this Sthalam is Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyaar (Vaasakshmi). Also named as "Uraiyur Valli". She is found in Sitting (Veetrirundha) Kolam facing North direction. The Position of the Thaayar is similar to position of a Bride who sits along with the Groom during marriage. The above positions are called as "Thirukalyana Avasaram".

Uthsavar Thaayaar :Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyaar (Sri Vaasa Lakshmi) and Thaayar Thirunakshatram - Aayilyam (Panguni)

Mangalasasanam

Thirumangai Alvar and Kulashekhara Azhwar have sung in praise of the perumal in this temple with 1 Paasuram (hymn) each:

allimAmalar mangkai nAthan * arangkan meyyadiyArkaL tham *

ellaiyil adimaith thiRaththinil * enRu mEvu manaththanAm **

kolli kAvalan kU dal nAyagan * kO zik kO n kulasEkaran *

sollin in thamiz mAlai vallavar * thoN dar thoN darkaLAvarE (perumAL thirumozhi-2 by Kulashekhara Azhwar)

kOzhiyum koodalum kOyil koNda kOvala rEyoppar kuNnRamaNnNna *

paazhiyum thOLumOr nNaaNngu daiyar paNdivar thammaiyum kaNdaRiyOm *

vaazhiya rOvivar vaNNa meNNil maagadal pONnRuLar kaiyilveyya *

aazhiyoNn REnNdhiyOr chaNGgu paRRi achchO oruvar azhagiyavaa! * (periya thirumozhi by Thirumangai Alvar) [http://www.geocities.com/lakshmivenkat1992/uraiyur.rm Audio]

Trivia

* Avathara Sthalam of Sri Thiruppaanazhwar - Nakshathiram - Kaarthigai - Rohini - 11 days Utsavam is perform in a grand manner. Apart from this 11 days Avathaara Uthsavam for Sri Thiruppaanaazhwar, Sri Azhwar will have Thirumanjanam and Kannadi Arai Sevai on every month rohini.
* Kalyana Utsavam which is done during Panguni Utthiram.

References

* [http://www.divyadesamonline.com/hindu/temples/trichy/tirukozhi-temple.asp About the temple]
* [http://www.dinamalar.com/koil/248_alagimanavalan_uriyur_trichy.asp About the temple in Tamil]
* [http://www.saigan.com/heritage/temple/divyadesams/dd2.jpgSri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Photo]


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