Adi Jagannatha Temple

By Sanjeev Nayyar [email protected] | 2013

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The Adi Jagannatha Temple is in Thiruppullani, a village in the outskirts of Ramanathapuram. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. We went here before going to the Emerlad Nataraja temple. Entrance gopuram. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams.

Rear side of main gopuram. "Tirupullani is one of the celebrated 108 Vaishnava temples. Sri Rama graces in a reclining form. Thiruppullani is a small village situated 10 kms. from Ramanathapuram and is famous for its ancient temple and the Adhi Sethu, the seashore."

Temple entrance - see flag post in centre of pic.

Was told these images are of local rajas - chieftains who supported construction of temple. "The temple is believed to be built during the Cholas period and was later contributed by Pandyas and Sethupathi Kings of Ramnad."

Image of warrior. Please help with more details.

Around temple images of snake gods. "And hence those who are childless, worship at this temple by offering sweet pudding to Lord Adi Jagannatha. And they install an image of snake god in the temple as a part of this worship, and this process is called Nagapradishta. To read more Click here

Top part of gopuram - centre top is Kirti Mukha to keep away evil spirits. To visit Devipattam ie 3 kms away Click here

Temple tank. "The most significant prayer in this holy place is to pray for begetting issues. The belief is that our sins will be absolved if we take a bath in the Sethu Thirtham."

Vendor outside temple. To know all about temple Click here