Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor

Thirunangoor - 3 - Thiruvanpurushothamam

108 Divya Desam, Nagapattinam District


Purushothaman, east facing standing posture


Purushothamanayagi, facing east

Other Deities

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Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor is a small temple with a large temple tank.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Thiruparkadal (Large temple tank)

Vimaanam  – Sanjeevi Vimaanam

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Neem (Azadirachta indica)


Tirumangaiazhwar (One of the 12 Alwars – 7th to 10th Centuries CE) and Manavala Mamunigal have sung hymns of Divya Prabhandham here at Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor in praise of the Lord. Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor temple has been mentioned in the Parasavana Puranam.


The Purushothama name for the lord is said to have occured here at Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor first. Sage Vyagrapadar is believed to have worshipped the lord and received progeny here at Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor. The child, Upamanyu, was alone at home one day, crying with hunger and the goddess went to feed him.


Thiruvanpurushothamam Thirunangoor is south east of Annan Kovil. Combine with the 11 Thirunangoor temples in the area. You can refer the map below and plan your route or take a guide with you from Annan Perumal temple and visit the rest of the temples. We have numbered them here based on a route perspective and not from temple importance.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Sirkazhi.

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