006. Thirupper Nagar – Sri Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple, Trichy
LocationAbout the Temple:
It is situated in Tamil Nadu. Three miles away from Tiru Anbil – Kollidam and along the south shore of Kollidam. This sthalam is on the way to Kumbakonam – Tiruvaiyaaru – Tirukkaattup palli and Kallanai. Persons who are going to this sthalam should ask for “Koviladi” to visit this sthalam. When going in bus this sthalam is 15 Kms away from Laalkudi – Boothaloor Railway station. No lodging facility. By travelling 15 miles from Tanjore, we can reach this Sthalam.
The Emperuman here in this sthalam says that he will not go out from the hearts of his devotees and as well as from this sthalam. (“Peyarthal means getting out”). So this sthalam is called as “Thirupper Nagar”.
Lord Shiva gave Thirupparkadal as the milk, when Rishi Ubamanyu was in his childhood crying due to hunger. This is explained in “Siva Puranam”.
Thirupparkadal is the place that belongs to SriVishnu. But, When Lord Shiva is giving dharshan to his devotee, Rishi Ubamanyu, Sri Vishnu is helping him out to give the Complete fulfilment of dharshan of Lord Shiva.
To explain more about this, position of Shri Vishnu in this temple clearly explains how he helped out Lord Shiva. He is giving seva as Ranganathan (In sleeping position) and his right hand is in a position as giving (???) to Rishi Ubamanyu as “Aranga Varadhan” in Kidantha Thirukkolam.
Appam, Which is one of the delicious food item done in interior parts of Tamil Nadu. It will be very sweetful if it is taken along with Milk. Sriman Narayanan is giving Appam which is kept inside kudam (A small vessel) which is full fo Milk. He is giving this Appam to Ubamanyu Rishi by hugging him along his right hand.
Because of this is called as “Appakkudathan” and “Appala Ranganathan”. The Good advice given by Sriman Narayanan in this shetram is “There is only one God”. So dont fight for it and avoid Racism.
Since, Lord Emperuman give Appam to ubamanyu, the prasadham here for the lord is Appam and it is fed every night for him.
The activity of Sriman Narayanan, who gave the appam was seen in Gnyna Thirusti of nammalwar who is thirukkurugoor biran Sadagopan has compared Thirumaliruncholai and Thiruppernagar and sung 11 paasuram in Thiruvaaimozhi.
In that paasurams, he is explaining how Vishnu is getting out of Thirumaaliruncholai and how the way he gives seva to all the people in thiruppernagar. He has lot of appams in his stomach and giving to all the persons, who are suffering from hunger. Because of this, he doesn’t want to get out of Thiruppernagar and sung as “Aara Vayitrinai Adangap Pidithen”.
Also, from this shtalam only, Nammalwar started his way to reach paramapadham.
Thiruvarangam is popularly called as “Periya Kovil”. To explain the speciality of Srirangam, here Sriman narayanan has given the seva as “Appakkundathan”. Since, the Sthalam is situated on cauvery banks and the Lord is in sleeping stage this sthalam is called as “Kovil Adi”. To memorise the situation of Srirangam, the theertham here is Kollidam.
The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Appakkudathaan. He is also called as “Appalaa Ranganathan”. Prathyaksham for Ubamannyu and Parasarar(Bhattar). Moolavar in Kidantha Kolam and in bhujanga sayanam facing west direction.
The Thayaar of this Sthalam is Indira Devi. Also called as “Kamala Valli”.
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