Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple, Ambasamudram, Tirunelveli

Sri Purushothama Perumal temple is situated in the tiny village known as Ambasamudram in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The Chief deity of this temple is Purushothama Perumal (Lord Vishnu) and his consort is Alarmelu Mangai.

The holy tree of this temple is Punnai. The holy water of this temple is Pongi Karai Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Pancharathra. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Ambasamudram.

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 are Purattasi Garuda Seva in September-October, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Deepavalli, New Year days are grandly celebrated in the temple.

The temple’s specialty is that the reputation of the shrine lies in Lord Perumal who is holding two conchs and two discuses against one each traditionally. Special pujas and rituals are conducted by the head priest at this temple on all festive occasion.

The temple is open for all from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the temple complex; there are shrines of Sri Vishvaksena, Sri Jyoti Anjaneya, Acharya Ramanuja, Azhwars and Saint Nammazhwar. On a pillar sculpture, Lord Venugopala appears to the devotees and pilgrims. In a sitting form, Lord Perumal graces the devotees.  The rajagopuram above the sanctum is known as Indra Vimana design.

Address: Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple, Ambasamudram-627 401, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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