Nava Tirupathi Temples Tiruchendur Tirunelveli

Nava Tirupathi Temples is a group of nine temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located on the Tiruchendur - Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India. All these 9 temples are on the banks of Thamiraparani River and are part of the 108 Divya Desams of Mahavishnu. Starting from Tirunelveli or Tiruchendur, all the Navathirupathi Temples can be visited in a day.

The 9 Tirupathi Temples are

1) Sri Mayakoothar Temple in Thirukkulandhai, Perunkulam

2) Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple, Then Thirupperai

3) Rettai Tirupathi - South Temple, Tholaivillimangalam

4) Rettai Tirupathi North Temple, Tholaivillimangalam

5) Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple, Thirukolur

6) Adhinaatha Perumal Temple, Thirukkurugur (Azhwar Thirunagari)

7) Kaaisinavendhan Temple, Thiruppulinkudi

8) Vijayaasana Perumal Temple, Thiru Varagunamangai (Natham)

9) Sri Vaikuntanatha (Kallapiran) Temple - Sri Vaikuntam


The most important festival celebrated in all these temples is the Garuda Sevai Utsavam in the month of Vaikasi (May - June).

Nava Tirupathi Temples Tiruchendur Tirunelveli

Hindu Devotional Blog will be posting each of the nine Navatirupati temple details in the upcoming posts. 

Hanuman Swamy Images Anjaneyar

Hanuman Swamy Images Anjaneyar pictures free download. Anjaneya is one of the most commonly name variation of Hanuman. Other popular names include Kesari Nandan, Bajrang Bali, Marutinandan, Anoman (Indonesian), Andoman (Malay) and Hunlaman (Lao).





Goddess Saraswati Mantra For Studies

Goddess Saraswati Sloka For Studies Lyrics. According to Hinduism Saraswati is the goddess of learning. Worshiping the goddess will help to excel in studies and also increase intellectual power. Below is the Saraswati Devi mantra for students.

Saraswati Sloka

Akshamaala Aksharaakaaraa Ksharaakshara Phalaprada
Anantaananda Sukhadaananta Chandra nibhaanana

Meaning: Aksha maalaa or Devi! Your main  accompaniment is rosary or the string of Rudraaksha to perform constant Tapasya; you are the Aksharaa kaara or of the Swarupa of Aksharas or the Alphabets of Imperishable Syllables which yield lasting value since these constitute a ‘Bhasha’ or the specific language which indeed is a fountain of words, expressions, literature, poetry, communication and richness of human life; Anantaananda or the Embodiment of Lasting Happiness; Sukhadaanata or the Provider of endless satisfaction; Chandra nibhaavana or of the Cool and Placid Countenance of Moon.

Goddess Saraswati Mantra For Studies

Papanasam Shiva Temple Tirunelveli

Papanasam Shiva Temple in Tirunelveli is a famous temple situated on the banks of Thamiraparni River in Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity here is Papanasa Swamy or Papavinaseswarar, the redeemer of sins. Parvati Devi is worshiped as Goddess Ulagammai. The temple around 1000 to 2000 years old is believed to the place where Lord Indra got relived for the Brahmmahati dosha for killing Dwashta, the Guru of Devas and son of Sukracharya.


Papanasam literally means the place where one can destroy his/her sins. Here Shiva blesses his devotees as Papanasanathar and destroys all sins. Taking bath in the Thambirabarani river in front of the temple is equivalent to taking bath in Kasi. The Shivalinga here is known as Mukkila Lingam and Lord Shiva graces his devotees as Rudraksha in the sanctum sanctorum and also under the Mukkila tree in the corridor-prakara. Lord Nataraja is enshrined in Ananda Thandava form in a separate shrine adjacent to Rajagopuram.

Papanasam Shiva Temple Tirunelveli


Maha Shivaratri is the main festival celebrated here in February – March. The Chitrai Vishu Brahmmotsavam festival celebrated in the month of April and Adi Ammavasai Festival celebrated in the month of July attracts thousands of devotees from Tamilnadu and Kerala. Agasthya wedding darshan festival of Shiva as Kalyanasundarar is celebrated on (April-May). Thaipoosam festival falls on January - February.

Darshan Timings

The temple morning pooja timings are from 6.30 AM - 1.00 PM. Evening temple timings are from 4.30 PM - 8.00 PM.

How to Reach 

Papanasanathar Temple is around 50 km from Tirunelveli and can be easily accessed via road. Those coming by train should reach Tirunelveli Railway Station and then hire a car or take bus to reach the shrine. Madurai Airport is the near flight point.

Contact Address

Arulmigu Papanathaswamy Temple
Thirunelveli - 627425

Phone Number: +914634 293757
Mobile: +91 9894176671

Ashtabharya Eight Wives of Krishna

Ashtabharya or Ashta Bharyas are the Eight Wives of Lord Krishna. In Hinduism, Sree Krishna is associated with a group of eight principal queen consorts and they are collectively known as Ashtabharya or the eight wives. According to Bhagavata Purana the Ashtabharyas are

1) Rukmini
2) Satyabhama
3) Jambavati
4) Kalindi
5) Mitravinda
6) Nagnajiti
7) Bhadra
8) Lakshana (sometimes spelled as Lakshmana)

Some variations can be seen in other puranas such as Vishnu Purana and Harivamsa Purana, which replaces Bhadra with Madri or Rohini.

Ashtabharya Eight Wives of Krishna
Krishna with Rukmini and Satyabhama
Rukmini enjoys the position as the chief queen (Patrani) of Dwaraka. She was the princess of Vidarbha and is regarded as an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi. Satyabhama is the second wife of Krishna and is considered as an avatar of Bhudevi. Rukmini and Satyabhama are worshipped along with Krishna as they are incarnations of Lakshmi and Bhoomidevi.

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