Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple, Joshimutt

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North India & Nepal Temples

103. Thiruppirudhi – Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple, Joshimutt

Temple Location :

This Divyadesam is around 154 miles away from Haridwar, while travelling from Devaprayag to Badrinath.

There is no firm or conclusive agreement on the where this Divyadesam is situated. Many of the pilgrimage believe that Joshimutt is the Divyadesam which is called as “Thiruppirudhi” and some say that Thiruppirudhi is in the interior of Himalayas.


The Specialty of this place is Sri Aadhi Sankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerala in the 8th Century A.D., performed Tapas under a tree here and after getting enlighten, established a MUTT known as “Jyothirmutt“. This Jyothismutt later became “Joshimutt”.


Thiruppirudhi which is otherwise called as Joshimutt explains that it has a close relation between the Lord Emperumaan and His devotees. The devotees shows their Preethi (affection) towards the Emperumaan and they get the same from the Emperumaan. That’s the reason this spot got the name as “Thiruppirudhi”.

This Thiruppirudhi Kshetram is about 154 miles away from Haridwar while travelling from Devaprayag to Badrinath.

Devotees who travel towards Badrikashramam with lots of efforts and traveling in snow, they feel tired and supressed. But, after reaching this Joshimutt they are happy and feel relaxed because only few miles away from here is Badrikashramam. The Salagrama Narasimha at the Sankara Mutt is being worshipped by the devotees as considering him as the Lord Sriman Narayana.

It is said a king by named “Nandar” stayed in this Kshetram and sacrifices for the welfare of the whole humanity to live a good life, this sthalam is also called as “Nandaprayag”. It is said that the Kanva Maharishi also lived in this sthalam.

In winter season, when Badrikashramam sthalam is closed, the Badrinath utsavar is took from Badrinath and kept in here and gives his seva as Badri Narayanan for his bhaktas for six months.

Among 108 divyadesams, there are two divyadesams where we cant go with our body, only our Aathma (soul) can reach. That two divyadesams are Paramapadham and Thirupparkadal. But, the Lord God shows His full view as depicted in Thiruppaarkadal, to His devotees in this location.

Only, Thirumangai alwar has done the Mangalasasanam on his perumal. Among his 10 Paasurams, in 3 Paasurams he compares the perumal as 3 avathaars (ie) as Rama, Krishna and Narasimha avathaar of Sri Vishnu.

Sri Aadhi Sankarar has constructed a temple here for Sri Narasimha and standing posture Sri Vasudeva. To reach the temple, one has to go downwards in the step which is around 3/4 miles away. Sri Aadhi Sankarar has established a peetam and got the Gnana by doing tapas here and wrote “Sankara Bhashyam”.

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Paramapurushan. He is in sleeping posture (Kidantha kolam) in Bujangha sayanam facing east. Prathyaksham for Parvathi devi.

The Thaayar of Thiruppirudhi sthalam is Parimalavalli Naachiyaar.

Thirumangai Alwar is the only Alwar who has done Mangalasasanam on this sthala perumal in 10 Paasurams.

Since, this sthala perumal is like the same way as the perumal found in Thiruppaarkadal and His disciples can’t go along with their human body only their Aathma (soul) can reach, the bhaktas in their mind itself worship this perumal as the perumal in Paarkadal. Since, the bhaktas worship in their mind (Maanaseegam), the pushkarani is Maanasaras. Other theertham are Govardhana Theertham and Indira Theertham.

In Krishna avathaar, Sri Kannan protects all the Yadhavas, Aayars and all the cows from the heavy rain through the Govardhana mountain serving them as an umbrella. Likewise, this sthala perumal protects the people here having his Vimaanam as Govardhana Vimaanam.

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TRS Iyengar

Born on Makara Uthiradam star, native of Mukkur and brought up in Ladavaram village near Arcot and now well settled in Mumbai for over five decades. Presently, at 70, trying to run this website without any commercial expectations or profit motive, just for the sake of our future generations to understand about Sanatana Dharma & Srivaishnavam sampradayam.Within my limited knowledge that I put it here, what I learnt from the world.

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