Kamalavalli Nachiyar - Sri Azhahiya Manavala Perumal Kovil - Panguni Uthiram (Serthi)- 108 Divya Desams - Woraiyur - Srirangam(Sri Ranganatha Swami) - Tiruchirapalli - Tamil Nadu - India
History of Sri Azhagia Manavalar Temple (Woraiyur) King Nanga Chola, then ruling this region, prayed to Perumal for child boon. Perumal sent Mother Mahalakshmi to be born the daughter of the king. While on hunting, the king found a female baby on a Lotus flower. The king was happy, took the child and named Her Kamalavalli-born in Lotus. When She attained the marriageable age, she saw Lord Ranganatha riding on a horse and determined to marry Him. Lord appeared in the dream of the king and expressed His desire to marry Kamalavalli. The king took his daughter to Srirangam where Kamalavalli joined the Lord. Later, the king built this temple for Kamalavalli Nachiar.
Every year in the month of Panguni, a significant event takes place at the Worayur temple. Lord Ranganatha in all His splendour, leaves the Srirangam temple at 4 a.m. to make the six km journey across the river Cauvery in a golden palanquin to meet His beloved Kamalavalli Nachiyar for the Kalyana Utsava (marriage festivities). The entire marriage formalities of Lord Ranganatha and Kamalavalli Nachiyar are enacted at the Worayur Temple. The Lord returns to Srirangam after spending some time with Kamalavalli Nachiyar.
The presiding deity here is in the sitting posture with Shri Azhahiya Manavala Perumal standing behind here .This is the second of the 108 famous shrine of vishnu blessed with mangala sasanam by Nammalvar. The temple was in existance even before 7 th century.The inner wall of the shrine of Nammalvar has brilliant wall paintings over 200 years old repainted 60 years back ,depicting the Matsa and Narashimha avatars , Acharyas, Alwars, Vaishnavite mythology ,the law of justice and dharma as enunciated by ambarisha etc
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