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Sri Vaithamanidhi Perumal temple
Moolavar: Vaithamanidhi Perumal
  Urchavar: Nikshoba Vithan
  Amman / Thayar: Kumudhavalli Nayaki, Kolurvalli Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Tambirabarani, Kubera Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Tirukolur
  City: Tirukolur
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
  The temple is praised by saint Nammazhwar in his Mangalasasanam hymn.  
  Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is grandly celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Perumal is protecting the Nava Nidhi (9 wealths) under His right shoulder.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.  
  Sri Vaitha Manidhi Perumal temple, Tirukolur, (Nava Tirupathi), Tuticorin district.  
  +91 4639 273 607 
 General Information:

It is difficult to visit the Nava Tirupathi temples by bus as they are in different places.  It is advised that the devotee engage a cab to cover the temples in a single day.  For those in Chennai, the Tamilnadu Tourist development Corporation is offering the facility twice a month.  The tour is arranged on the first and third Fridays from Chennai.


People pray for relief from the adverse effects of planets.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees perform archanas to Perumal offering Vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

The Vimana – tower above the sanctum sanctorum – is known as Srikara Vimana.  As there are Navagraha (9 planets) sthalas – places - in the Chola regions, these Nava Tirupathis in Pandya region is headed by Lord Perumal.  Hence there are no separate Navagraha shrine in these temples.  Devotees visit these temples according to their planetary situations and their effect on them.  Lord Perumal represents the planets in these Nava Tirupathi temples.


1. Sun - Surya                           Sri Vaikundam

2. Moon - Chandra                  Varagunamangai – Natham

3. Mars – Sevvai                      Tirukolur

4. Mercury – Bhudha              Tirukolur

5. Jupiter – Guru                     Azhwar Tirunagari

6. Venus – Shukra                   Then Tiruperai

7. Saturn – Sani                       Perungulam

8. Rahu Serpent planet           Tholaivilimangalam – Twin Tirupathi

9. Ketu – Serpent planet         Tholaivilimangalam _ Twin Tirupathi

  Temple History:

Due to a curse by Mother Parvathi, Kubera lost all his wealth.  The Nava Nidhis – 9 kinds of wealth – left him and they came to Lord Narayana – Perumal.  As Perumal was the custodian of the wealth (nidhi), He came to praised and named Vaitha Manidhi Perumal.  He is granting darshan to devotees keeping these Nidhis under His right shoulder.  Kubera worshipped this Perumal and got back the Nidhis, according to scriptures.  Perumal is also known as Adharmapisunam.

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