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Sri Andal and Vatapatrasayee Temple




Sri Andal and Vatapatrasayee Temple, one of the 108 Divya Desam, is located in Srivilliputtur, near Tirunelveli, in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity here is Vatapatrasayee, enshrined in a reclining posture facing east and his consort Andal.

The temple boasts a twelve-tiered 192 ft high Rajagopuram, one among the tallest in Tamil Nadu. This beautiful shrine has exquisite stone carvings adorning its walls. Inscriptions which date back to 8th century can be found in the temple. There is a mirror palace, worth visiting.

Daily, the first garland the lord wears is the garland from Andalís neck of the previous night. This is due to the pastime of her garlanding the lord when she was young.

There are also shrines for Andal and Peri Alwar.

Thousands of devotees visit the temple during the annual festivals celebrated in the months of 'Aadi' (July-August) and ' Margazhi' (December-January).



Updated on 9th October, 2005
District: Virudhunagar
Location: Srivilliputtur    

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