SREE DEVI BHOOMI DEVI SAMEDHA SREE ARULALA PERUMAL TEMPLE MUNNUR, TINDIVANAM T.K., VILLUPURAM DIST., TAMIL NADU
Worshipping God is practiced by every civilization of the world.
It is reflected in different forms in different religions all overthe
world. It is intricate in every culture. Worship of idols was prevalent
in every civilization. Worshipping God is both outward and inward.
Common people do not have ability to invoke (realize) God every
where though the Supreme is omnipresent. They cannot be equated
with Saints and Sages who can realize Him from anywhere. It was well demonstrated by Prakalatha, a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Therefore, idol worship is prevalent from time immemorial. The
Tamilnadu is the land of Art and Architecture. Each and every village
is dotted atleast with one temple observing Agamas and Silpasashtras.
Temples are not only the Abode of God in different forms but also
Places of Workship and centre for developing different forms of
performing arts and propagating religious values among people.
In addition the temples are the symbols of victory over enemies by
the Rulers and Kings. These temples became more popular when they
were visited, worshipped and sang in praise of the Lord deity of the
temple by Saints and Sages. The people treated the temples as the
priceless possession of the community.
The Tamil Nadu was prominent with culture, art, architecture,
literature, polity and prosperity under the rule of Cholas, Pandyas,
and Cheras. The Cholas ruled the central part of the state having Head
Quarters at Thanjavur. The Cholas influence spread all over Tamil
Nadu and transcended to Srilanka, Burma, Indonesia and other eastern
parts of India to proclaim their Victories and ability to vanquish their
enemies. They built great temples and erected stone inscriptions as a
means of communication carrying present to future.
One such temple was established and standing as a symbol pride in
Munnur�. The main deity is Shree Advalleeswarar along with his
consort Sree Prahannayagi. The MUNNUR is also referred to as THARUGAVANAM , the area surrounded by thick bushes and trees from
the Vedic period. It is also called by Rishis and Yogis as MUNNUTRU
MANGALAM . The place is also mentioned as RAJA NARAYNA SADHUR
VEDI MANGALAM because it was donated to the Brahmins in
appreciation of their scholarship in four Vedas. The names MINNAM
and MUJNOOR, PURUSHOTHAMA NALLUR, VEERA NARAYANAPURAM
AND THRI-SADAPAURAM are also found mention in stone inscriptions.
The stone inscriptions not only reveal above information but also about donations received from various Kings of different periods right from
Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas, Chalukyas, Pallavas to small territorial Rulers
like Nalliyakodan,Samburvaryars, Adhiyaman, Kangeya Rayan and
In Munnur, there is one Vishnu Temple within 200 mtrs from Sree Advalleeswarar Temple. The deity along with his divine consort is
worshipped as Sree Arulala Perumal Sree Perundhevi Thayar by the
This temple was in dilapidated condition and the renovation of this
temple was taken out by one Registered Body called MUNNUR SREE
ARULALA PERUMAL SEVA TRUST . For renovation the soil was
excavated for reconstruction of Shrine for Sree Perundhevi Thyar,
one divine and beautifully sculptured Sree Yoga Narasimha statue
was found underneath. It appeared like He emerged from bottom of
the Earth to save people and to shower his (Arul) blessings to His staunch devotees.
In the world of crushing and pressing day today tasks everyone needs
happiness and sense of fulfillment. One has to pray Him for success in
pursuit of Health, Education, Entitlement and Happiness. It is needless
to emphasis that is the spiritual duty of every person to contribute as
much as possible as much as possible to reconstruct the Holy Shrine
for Sree Arulala Perumal-Sree Perundevi Thayar.
It is estimated that not less than Rs.90 Lakhs is required for renovation
of Shrine for Perumal-Thayar and Sree Anjaneyar, Sree Andal, Sree
Sakkarathalvar and Yoga Narasimhar. Some Philanthropists from India,
Sri Lanka and U.S.A. and other parts of the world have extended their help financially
in the Holy Task and the renovation work is progressing satisfactorily.
However people who are dear to Lord Arulala Perumal and wish to
invoke His copious blessings for them and their family are earnestly
requested to contribute liberally for completion of Holy shrine either
financially or in kind.
The persons who contribute for their Holy Purpose will join the list of
patrons like Kings Sri Krishnadevaraya, Nandhivarma Pallava and
Orissa Chieftain of Sri Kumara Mahapatra who contributed lands
and facilitated construction of Holy Shrines for God and Goddess few
Those who wish to worship and get the blessings of God and Goddess in
Munnur can reach by the road through Tindivanam-Marakkanam High
Ways Road turning South at Alanguppam situated at 19 km from
Tindivanam. From Alanguppam the temple is just within 3kms.
Those who feel happy in involving themselves in the Holy Task
of reconstructing the Abode for Sree Arulala Perumal Sree Perundevi
Thayar by liberal donation of funds can send either by Money order or
through cheque/Demand Drafts to the following Trust which will be duly acknowledged by proper Receipts.
MUNNUR SREE ARULALA PERUMAL SEVA TRUST
New No.7, Kumaran nagar, Kumaran St.,
Tel No:044-22470545 Cell : +91 9884554053
Nearest Railway station: Tindivanam (22 km from Temple)
Nearest State Bus Stand: Tindivanam
Local Direct Town Bus Timings from Tindivanam to Munnur:
Town Bus number : 1 9.00 a.m and 2.00 p.m Starts at Tindivanam
Town Bus number :22 7 a.m , 10.30 a.m , 4.15p.m , 6.15p.m and 9.30 p.m
Bus starts at Tindivanam
Alternatively devotees may take Private and Govt. Buses running from
Tindivanam to Marakkanam state high way road and get down at Allankuppam
Village (19 km from Tindivanam) then catch local share Auto to reach temple.