Anjel Perumal temple, Agaram, Tirunelveli

Sri Anjel Perumal temple is situated in the tiny village known as Agaram in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The Chief deity of this temple is Anjel Perumal (Lord Vishnu) and his consorts are none.

The holy tree of this temple is Banayan tree. The holy water of this temple is Shambu theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Agaram.

The temple remains wide open for all Hindus from early morning hours to early mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to early dusk. The festivity that marks this particular temple is Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is celebrated. Special pujas and rituals are conducted by the head priest at this temple on all festive occasion. The temple is open for all from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. The temple’s specialty is that showing the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu there is a sculpture made in a single stone which is very attractive and beautifully carved.

According to the local legends and pundits, “Procession deity graces with His consorts Sri Bhoodevi and Sri Devi. Presiding deity Shri Anjel Perumal graces facing east. There are shrines for Lord Krishna, Sri Mahaganapathy and Dharmasastha. According to the local legends, “The place is praised as Dhasavadhara Sthalam (Sthalam-place, Dasavadharam-ten incarnations). As river Tambiraparani flows southward from north, whatever remedial efforts taken here for any problem, has the effect of doing it at Holy Ganga in the north.”

Address: Shri Anjel Perumal Temple, Agaram, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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