Nava Tirupathi Yatra

Nava Tirupathi Yatra

They are considered the most sanctified places to worship Lord Vishnu. The Divyadesams, the 108 abodes of the Lord, are the temples which were praised by the twelve supreme devotees of Vishnu, the Alwar saints. Nava Tirupathi is a set of 9 temples of Lord Vishnu located between Tirunelveli and Tiruchendur in the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu. Along with Vishnu, these temples are also abodes of the nine celestial planets whose configuration influence the lives of the people and the universe. The journey to these temples, believed to bestow the grace of Vishnu and the Navagrahas, is the Nava Tirupathi yatra.

Legend

The Alwars(Azhcar) were poets, saints and above all the devotees of Lord Vishnu, who lived around 2500 years ago. They embraced the divinity of Lord Vishnu and expressed their reverence through their songs of devotion. The collection of their hymns known as Divya Prabandha, adopts 108 Vishnu temples as the most cherished places of worship.  Of the 108 temples, 105 are in India, one is in Nepal, and last two are outside the earthly realms. There are nine divyadesam temples located on the banks of river Thambirapani near Tirunelveli. The nine shrines were visited by Nammazhvar and he sung his hymns to please the Lord here. In these temple, the deity is also regarded as representing the presiding Graha of the shrine, the nine shrines representative of each of the navagrahas.

Deity - Temples

Deity: Lord Vishnu, Navagrahas


Temples Covered :-

Srivaikuntanathan Permual Temple, Kallapiran Temple, Srivaikuntam Temple
ThiruVaragunamangai Perumal Temple, Arulmigu Vijayssana Perumal Temple
ThiruPuliangudi Perumal Temple, Arulmigu Kasinivendan Perumal Temple
Nigaril Mugilvannan Temple, Makara Nedunkuzhaikathar Temple
Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple, Arulmigu Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple,Thirukolur
Aadinaathan Temple, Alwarthirunagari Temple
Aravindalochanar Perumal Temple, Irattai Tirupati Temple - North, Rattai Tirupati
Arulmigu Devapiran Perumal Temple, Tolaivilimangalam, Irattai Tirupathi Devapiran
Sri Mayakoothar Permual Temple or Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Purpose

The Divyadesams are the most revered places to offer worship to Lord Vishnu. Devotees who offer prayers at these temples are believed to attain 'moksha' or liberation from the cycle of birth. As these temples are also the seats of the Navagrahas, people come here to reduce the ill effects of Grahas in their lives

Who can go?

Anyone with pious faith can undertake the Yatra.

Yatra Preparations

The best way to visit Nava Tirupathi is to keep your base at Tirunelveli. It is advisable to book accommodation in advance.

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Area Covered

Tamil Nadu
Language spoken : Tamil

Auspicious Days

During the month of May-June pilgrims gather for the festival at Alwarthirunagari where a huge procession from the 9 shrines happens.

Best time to Travel

Nava Tirupathi yatra can be done anytime of the year. However it is advisable to avoid the hot summers.

Duration

1 to 2 days from Tirunelveli.

Travel Method

All the temples can be reached by road.

Crowd Expected

As these temples are open throughout the year they are not usually very crowded. However, during the days of the annual festivals, there is a flow of devotees from all around the country.

Festivals

During the month of May-June pilgrims gather for the festival at Alwarthirunagari where a huge procession from the 9 shrines happens

Must Haves

Most of these temples lie is the vicinities of towns and hence have access to essential items.
Still, devotees are advised to carry water bottles, light snacks, essential medicines etc in their day pack.
Light cotton clothing is best for the journey through this area.
Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu.

Health Awarness

Most of the temples have good medical facilities. Those travelling with aged and children, can split the journey to two days

Additional Info

Most of these temples are closed in the afternoon, so the trip has to be planned accordingly.

Climate

The summers in this part of the country can be extremely hot and humid. The temperature rises upto the forties. Winter are pleasant with the average temperature in the twenties.

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