Sirupuliyur Arumakadal Perumal temple

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Sri Arulmaakadal Amudhan

Kripa Samudran(Arumakadal) Divya Desam in Sirupuliyur is located about 15 kms South of Mayavaram,here the Lord is seen as a small kid in sleeping posture (Bala Sayanam). Sages Vyakrapada,Vyasa Bhagwan, Sage Kanva and the divine serpent Adisesha were granted darshan by Lord Perumal in the temple. Shiva devotee Sage Patanjali (Adisesah) and Vyakrapada are with Perumal in the sanctum. There is a separate temple for Adisesha also here. As sage Vyakarapada-Pulikkal Munivar in Tamil-worshipped here and as Perumal granted darshan as a Balaka-little boy, the place is named Tiruchirupuliyur.

Deity            :Aruma Kadal Amudhan, Chala Sayana Perumal,Saranagatha Rakshaka Perumal
Goddess          :Thirumamagal Nachiar
Utsavar          :Krubhasamudra Perumal
Sthala Virutcham :Vilvam 
Theertham        :Tiruvananda theertham, Manasa theertham 
Historical Name  :Bala Vyakra Puram


Temple Gopuram and Mast

Once there was a Sage named Vyagrapadhar underwent a rigorous penance towards Lord Shiva in Chidambaram to attain Moksham. Lord Shiva gave him his prathyaksham and asked him to go to Srirangam and Aranganathar is the one who only can bless him Moksham. Since Srirangam is far away from Chidambaram the Sage asked Lord Shiva to offer the Legs of the Tiger to reach Srirangam faster and he got that too. But due to his old age and the poor eye sight the Sage went in a different direction and wasable to reach only Thiru Sirupuliyur instead of Srirangam. Since he could not proceed further, he underwent a penance here itself. Pleased Paranthaman appeared in front of the Sage in HIS Gigantic Kidantha Thirukkolam ( Sayana Posture ) as lord blesses in Srirangam Divyadesam. It is believed that the Lord originally gave darshan to the Rishi as Lord Aranganathar in his Full Form as big as in Srirangam. Since the Sage was with poor eye sight, the lord later blessed him in the form of tiny form in his Bala Sayanam. The special feature of this Thirusirupuliyur Divyadesam is that the lord can be worshipped in Sayana Posture Facing South, which can be worshipped only in 2 of the total 108 Divyadesams, the first one is Srirangam and the other one is this Thirusirupuliyur Divyadesam.

Egoistic Fight between Garuda and Adisheshan – Once Garudan and the Serpant Adhisheshan on whom Paranthaman reclines got into a egoistic fight that who was more powerful and devoted to the lord. They came down to this Thirusirupuliyur Divyadesam and asking the lord for the solution. Lord appeared as Kirupasamudran and by seeing Garudan more arrogant, HE went in favour of Adhiseshan. Disappointed Garudan became more anger and as a result of which Garuda Never flies over this place even now. By seeing angry Garudan, Snake God got freighted and expecting an angry reaction from Garudan begged lord to save him. Pleased lord asked him to roll himself and lie under HIM. Since then Adhisheshan became his bed.

Once the disciples of the sage “Gauthama Rishi”, was careless and a Lizard jumped out from the water they placed in front of his guru. By noticing this sage got angry and cursed the disciples to become Lizards. They got then relieved when Indhiran came here as Gajendran to worship Varadarajan here. It is strongly believed that the people who prays Moolavar Varadarajan and touches the Lizards on their way out will get cured from all their chronic diseases and disorders.


When Thiru Mangai Azhvaar visited this place, he is believed to have been quite disappointed as he found the Lord too small and like a kid. The Lord is said to have consoled him saying ‘ Come and see me in my full form at Thiru Kannapuram

வான் ஆர் மதி பொதியும் சடை மழுவாளியொடு ஒருபால் 
தான் ஆகிய தலைவன் அவன் அமரர்க்கு அதிபதி ஆய் 
தேன் ஆர் பொழில் தழவும், 
சிருபுலியுர்ச் சலசயனத்து 
ஆன் ஆயனது அடி அல்லது ஒன்று 
அறியேன் அடியேனே 


Utsavar Sri Krubhasamudra Perumal

Athi Varadahar – The original Moolavar made out of the tree “Atthi” which was immersed in the temple tank is being taken out from the tank once in 40 years and placed for the 10 days worship. The next worships come in the Year of 2019. The street procession of Lord Varadharajan on his Garuda Vahanam is being celebrated in a grand manner in the Tamil month of Vaikasi.


It is said that one will be relieved of Naga Dosham if one visits this place.

Unmarried people and childless couple also find solution if they offer their sincere prayers at this temple.

Women concerned about the longevity of their husbands and their Mangalya stability pray here.


Temple Timings

  • Morning : 7am –12noon
  • Evening : 5pm-8pm

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How to reach & Stay

Bus : Take the Mayavaram- Tiruvarur/Karaikal Bus. Get down at Kollumangudi bus stop (about 10kms from Mayavaram). Take an auto from there (2 kms)- will charge Rs. 40/-. One can also reach here from Thiru Vazhandur Divya Desam via Komal, Keezhanur and Kollumangudi by auto/car (about 15kms)

Cab /Auto from Mayavaram to the temple and back will cost Rs. 500. ( Auto Ramesh @ 94435 68757)

Place to Stay : Best to stay in Mayavaram