108 Divya Desam

A Divya Desam is one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). Divya means "premium" and Desam indicates "place" (temple). Of the 108 temples, 105 are in India, one is in Nepal, and last two are outside the Earthly realms.The last two are Thiruparkadal and Paramapadam.Tiruparkaddal is the ocean of milk and paramapadam is the Srivaikuntam where lord Narayana presides. Only holy souls are blessed to worship these two divya desams after death and surrender under the lotus feet of Narayana.The Divya Desams are revered by the 12 Azhvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses. While most Divya Desams follow Thenkalai mode of worship, some follow Vadakalai too among others.

The word azhwar means the one who dives deep into the ocean of the countless attributes of god. Azhwars are considered the twelve supreme devotees of Vishnu, who were instrumental in popularising Vaishnavism during the 5th-8th centuries A.D. The religious works of these saints in Tamil, songs of love and devotion, are compiled as Nalayira Divya Prabandham containing 4000 verses and the 108 temples revered in their songs are classified as Divya desam.[1][2] The saints had different origins and belonged to different castes. As per tradition, the first three azhwars, Poigai, Bhutha and Pey were born miraculously. Tirumizhisai was the son of a sage, Thondaradi, Mathurakavi, Peria and Andal were from brahmin community, Kulasekhara from Kshatria community, Namm was from a cultivator family, Tirupana from panar community and Tirumangai from kazhwar community. Divya Suri Saritra by Garuda-Vahana Pandita (11th century AD)

List of 108 Divya Desam

  • Aranganathar ,Srirangam,Thiruchirapalli.
  • Azhagia Manavalar,Worayur,Thiruchirapalli.
  • Uthamar,Uthamar Koil,Thiruchirapalli.
  • Pundarikakshan,Tiruvellarai,Thiruchirapalli.
  • Sundararaja Perumal,Anbil,Thiruchirapalli.
  • Appakudathan,Koviladi,Thanjavur.
  • Hara Shaba Vimochana Perumal ,Kandiyur,Thanjavur.
  • Vaiyam Katha Perumal ,Tirukudalur,Thanjavur.
  • Gajendra Varadhan ,Kabisthalam,Thanjavur.
  • Valvil Raman,Tiruppullampudangudi,Thanjavur.
  • Andalakkum Aiyan ,Adanur,Thanjavur.
  • Sarangapani,Kumbakonam,Thanjavur.
  • Oppiliappan ,Tirunageswaram,Thanjavur.
  • Tirunarayur Nambi ,Nachiarkoil,Thanjavur.
  • Saranatha Perumal ,Tirucherai,Thanjavur.
  • Bhaktavatsala Perumal ,Tirukanna Mangai,Tiruvarur.
  • Sowriraja Perumal ,Tirukannapuram,Nagapattinam.
  • Loganathaperumal,Thirukannangudi,Nagapattinam.
  • Soundararaja Perumal,Nagapattinam,Nagapattinam.
  • Neelamega Perumal ,Thanjavur,Thanjavur.
  • Jagannatha Perumal ,Nathankoil,Thanjavur.
  • Kolavilli Ramar ,Tiruvelliangudi,Thanjavur.
  • Devadhirajan ,Therezhundur,Nagapattinam.
  • Krubhasamudra Perumal ,Tiruchirupuliyur,Tiruvarur.
  • Naanmadhia Perumal,Thalachangadu,Nagapattinam.
  • Parimala Ranganathar,Tiru Indalur,Nagapattinam.
  • Gopalakrishnan,Kavalam padi,Nagapattinam.
  • Trivikraman,Sirkali,Nagapattinam.
  • Kudamadu Koothan,Tirunangoor,Nagapattinam.
  • Purushothamar,Thiruvan Purushothaman,Nagapattinam.
  • Perarulalan,Semponsei Koil,Nagapattinam.
  • Badrinarayanar,Thiru Manimaada Kovil,Nagapattinam.
  • Vaikundanathar,Vaikunda Vinnagaram,Nagapattinam.
  • Azhagiya singar,Thiruvali,Nagapattinam.
  • Vedharajan,Thirunagari,Nagapattinam.
  • Deivanayagar,Thiru devanar Thogai,Nagapattinam.
  • Senganmal Ranganathar ,Tiruthetri Ambalam.
  • Varadaraja perumal,Thirumanikoodam ,Nagapattinam.
  • Srinivasa Perumal, Annan Perumal ,Tiruvellakulam.
  • Govindaraja Perumal ,Chidambaram,Cuddalore.
  • Devanatha Perumal ,Thiruvaheendrapuram,Cuddalore.
  • Thiruvikrama swamy,Thirukovilur,Viluppuram.
  • Varadaraja Perumal ,Kanchipuram,Kanchipuram.
  • Ashtabhuja perumal,Kanchipuram,Kanchipuram.
  • Vilakkoli Perumal,Thooppul,Kanchipuram.
  • Azhagia Singa Perumal,Kancheepuram,Kanchipuram.
  • Ulagalanda Perumal,Tiru Neeragam,Kanchipuram.
  • Pandava Dhootha Perumal,Tirupadagam,Kanchipuram.
  • Nilathunda Perumal,Nilathingal Thundathan,Kanchipuram.
  • Ulagalanda Prumal ,Tiru Ooragam,Kanchipuram.
  • Son vannam seitha perumal,Thiruvekka,Kanchipuram.
  • Ulagalanda Perumal,Tirukarakam,Kanchipuram.
  • Ulagalanda Perumal,Tirukarvaanam,Kanchipuram.
  • Kalva Perumal,Tirukalvanur,Kanchipuram.
  • Pavalavannaperumal,Thirupavalavannam,Kanchipuram.
  • Paramapada Nathar,Kanchipuram.
  • Vijaya Raghava Perumal,Tiruputkuzhi,Kanchipuram.
  • Bhasktavatsala Perumal,Tirunindravur,Tiruvallur.
  • Veera Raghava Swami,Tiruvallur,Tiruvallur.
  • Parthasarathy Swamy , Triplicane, Chennai,Chennai.
  • Neer Vanna Perumal,Thiruneermalai,Kanchipuram.
  • Nitya Kalyana Perumal,Tiruvidandhai,Kanchipuram.
  • Sthalasayana Perumal ,Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram.
  • Yoga Narasimhar,Sholingar,Vellore.
  • Navaimukunthan,Thirunavai,Malappuram.
  • Uyyavandha Perumal,Tiru Vithuvakodu,Palakkad.
  • Katkaraiappan,Thirukakkarai,Ernakulam.
  • Lakshmana Perumal,Tirumoozhikalam,Ernakulam.
  • Tiruvazh Marban,Tiruvallavazh,Pathanamthitta.
  • Arputha Narayanan,Tirukadithanam,Kottayam.
  • Imayavarappan,Tiruchittraru,Alappuzha.
  • Mayapiran,Tirupuliyur,Alappuzha.
  • Tirukuralappan,Tiruvaran Vilai,Pathanamthitta.
  • Pambanai Appan,Tiruvanvandoor,Alappuzha.
  • Anantha Padmanabhan,Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Adikesava Perumal,Tiruvattaru,Kanyakumari.
  • Tiru Vazh Marban,Tirupatisaram,Kanyakumari.
  • Azhagia Nambirayar ,Tirukurungudi,Tirunelveli.
  • Thothadri Nathan,Nanguneri,Tirunelveli.
  • Vaikuntanatha Swamy ,Srivaikuntam,Thoothukudi.
  • Vijayasanar ,Natham (Varagunamangi),Thoothukudi.
  • Vaithamanidhi Perumal,Tirukolur,Thoothukudi.
  • Bhoomipalar ,Tiruppuliangudi,Thoothukudi.
  • Aadinaathan ,Alwartirunagari,Thoothukudi.
  • Makaranetunkuzhaikkaadar ,Thenthirupperai.
  • Venkatavaanan ,Perungulam,Thoothukudi.
  • Srinivasan ,Thirutholaivillimangalam,Thoothukudi.
  • Aravindalochanar ,Tholaivillimangalam,Thoothukudi.
  • Nindra narayana perumal,Thiruthangal,Virudhunagar.
  • Vadapathrasai, Andal,Srivilliputhur,Virudhunagar.
  • Koodalazhagar ,Madurai,Madurai.
  • Kallalagar,Alagarkovil,Madurai.
  • Kalamegaperumal ,Thirumohur,Madurai.
  • Soumya Narayana Perumal ,Tiru Koshtiyur,Sivaganga.
  • Adi Jagannatha Perumal,Tiruppullani,Ramanathapuram.
  • Sathya Murthy Perumal,Tirumayam,Pudukkottai.
  • Raghunayaka (Sri Rama),Sarayu, Ayodhya,Faizabadv.
  • Dwarakanath ,Dwaraka,Ahmedabad.
  • Prahladavardan (Ahopilam) ,Ahopilam,Kurnool.
  • Tirupati venkatachalapathy,Mel tirupati,Chittoor.

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