Sri Annan Perumal Kovil ( Thiruvellakulam ) is located at Nagai District in Tamil Nadu State in India. This Temple located in Gateway to Thirunangur Village. It is about 7 Km from East of Sirkazhi. Lot of Transport facility is available. The temple complex has a single prakaram (closed precincts of a temple) and a separate shrines for Perumal, Thayar, Garudan, Anjeneya and Kumudavalli Nachiar, the wife of Thirumangai Azwar.

Sthala Puranam: Once there was a king named Swethan, the son of Thundu maran of the Surya dyansty. Fearing early death he sought the help of "Maruthuva Maharishi", the son of Lord Surya the sun god. He instructed swethan to chant the "Mrithyunjaya Manthiram" by sitting under the Tree vilvam which was on the south bank of the pushkarani. Lord Narayanan presented himself before the king and blessed him with a long life. This Kshetram is known as South Tirupathi. All the offering in due to the Thiruvenkadamudayan of Tirupathi can be offered here too. At Thiruvinnagar, Lord Oppiliappan blesses along with godess Bhoodevi as an equivalent form of Lord varahaswamy and Bhoodevi as Tirumala Tirupathi. Also as an equivalent form of Lord Srinivasa and Padmavathi Thaayar, the Lord blesses us as Thiruvellakulam as Lord Srinivasa and Padmavathi. As for the above stated reasons, both the Kshetrams are considered in equivalent with Tirumala Tirupathi. Sri Annanperumal is the elder brother of Lord Vendateswara of Thirumala. Hence, this temple is known as Annan Perumal Kovil As he saved the king Swethan from the death fear he shows himself as Varadharajan. So, the perumal stands as form representing all the yugams. the Vimaanam too has a hint of this act as Thathuva Yodhaga Vimaanam. Vellam means flood and kulam means pond. Both the terms represent water only. As like Annan Kovil, this place has got its another name "Thiru Vellakulam" from the above similarity. It can also taken that Lord Rama, Balarama and Aadhi vishnu are all of white colour. Lord Krishna is of Blue colour the colour of water in ponds and tanks. Taking Vellam as Vellai White colour it can also be said that the name Vellakulam was got by the above reason.


1. This Divyadesam is known as "South Tirupathi". All the offering in due to the Thiru Venkadamudayan of Tirupathi can be offered here too.

2. This sthalam is the avathara sthalam of Kumudhavalli Naachiyaar (wife of Thirumangai Azwar).

3. Whenever Thirumangai Azwar comes to this sthalam, villagers pick up the Azwar from boundary of  the Village. He was given two coconuts smeared with turmeric powder. There is a great custom involved in this issue. (i e) Whenever son-in-law comes to his wife's place, he would be offered and greeted along with the coconuts. Since, Thirumangai Azwar married Kumudhavalli Naachiyaar, he is offered along with two coconuts. When Azwar leave the village the villagers will go along with Azwar up to the boundary of the village.

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