Emperumanar Thirukurungudi

Emperumanar, Thirukurungudi

Vaishnavite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Emperumanar (Ramanujar), facing east



Other Deities


Emperumanar Thirukurungudi is a sub shrine of the main Thirukurungudi Temple of Lord Nindra Nambi. It is located on a small rock island in the middle of the Nambi River and reached through a walkable bridge. The temple, the river, and the surroundings are very beautiful and ideal to spend time peacefully. The single prakaram housing the sanctum is a beautifully laid out garden with many flowering plants. The main deity is a large standing from of the great Vaishnavite Saint Ramanujar. There is a shrine for him with a rock-cut carving. Below the island on the bank of the river is a rock with a light carving of Ramanujar which is visible only when ablution is performed. We were shown the carving by splashing the water from the river on it.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Nambi River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Emperumanar Thirukurungudi is an old temple where Saint Ramanujar (1017–1137 CE) has spent time meditating on Lord Vishnu.


Lord Vishnu is believed to have become a student of Ramanujar, who taught him the Astakshara, here at Emperumanar Thirukurungudi and received the name Sri Vaishnava Nambi.


Emperumanar Thirukurungudi is 2 kilometers south-west of Thirukurungudi Temple. Thirukurungudi is about 15 kilometers southwest of Nanguneri.

Stay and Food

None locally. If you are planning to spend time visiting all the connected temples you will require a whole day and you can inform Mr.Ramanujam who lives just outside the main temple and officiates there beforehand on 9360548252 or 7667381632 for simple food and accommodation.

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