Arulmigu Sri Oppiliappan Temple Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu History, Timings, Poojas & Address

Uppiliappan Temple Thanjavur History, Timings, Poojas & Address

The Arulmigu Uppiliappan Temple is the name of a Hindu temple located in the small village of Thirunageswaram close to Kozhikode and is called The Thiruvinnagar part of the Venkatachalapathy Temple. Thirunageswaram Uppiliappan temple hours run from 6 am to 9 PM.


Uppiliappan Temple

The Temple has dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built according to an architectural style that is based on the Dravidian architectural style. It is also honored in the well-known Tamil work known as the Divya Prabandha. It is referred to as the 60th most holy nation among the sacred 108 nations.

Lord Vishnu was worshipped with his name Uppiliappan along with his wife Lakshmi as Bhumi Dev.

The construction of the temple is believed to have begun at the beginning of the eighth century under the time of middle-aged Cholas and was completed during the time of the Thanjavur leaders.

The five-tiered dome was constructed out of granite and features two inscriptions that date back up to Chola time. It was run under its own Hindu Religious and Devadaya Mandali of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Uppiliappan Temple is home to the daily rituals of six and three festivals that occur annually. It is also home to the Panchaguni festival (also called the festival of the chariot) was celebrated between March and April with thousands of pilgrims who were able to visit the temple during the festivities.


The primary attraction for visitors to Uppiliappan Temple is the five-tiered dome that covers the entrance to the temple. In addition, the magnificent temple was generously donated and adorned with exquisite stones and ornaments.

The shrine on top of the sanctum Sanctorum is gold-plated, as is the millennium plaque as well as the vessel used to celebrate baptism, the thirumanjanam. Hanuman Idol had a diamond crown with a gold sword, armor, and sword.

The main temple is the principal god of Uppiliappan The complex also contains smaller statues representing Bhumi Devi Markandeya, Bhumi Devi, Maharshi Anjaneya, Alwar, Srirama, Manippan Ennappan, Bhumi Devi, and Garuda.

The property features 2 wedding venues, including a guest house, a room for small and large horses, and two halls. It is possible to see Basil plants in the gardens within the grounds.

Thirunageswaram Uppiliappan Temple History

An old legend connected to the temple claims that the Tulsi (plant) had once made a prayer for a chance to meet the god Vishnu. Vishnu granted the plant the blessing that Lakshmidevi would appear on his lap. Then, basil was planted in the place that is where the temple now stands.

In the following years, Maharshi Markandeya believed in Vishnu for the birth of his child Lakshmi Devi and for Vishnu to marry her and be his son-in-law.

When Markandeya walked to the temple's site He was able to sense awe and began an intense penance that was sustained for several thousands of years. In the end, the goddess Lakshmi appeared as a newborn under the basil tree, and Markandeya achieved his goal.

The sage nurtured the child until puberty. Vishnu came to him disguised as a man and requested the sage to wed his child.

Markandeyu responded saying that the girl was not old enough to know the amount of salt in the diet. Vishnu admits the fault of his daughter and states that her food is high-quality whether it is salt-free or not.

The sage became confused and begged Vishnu to aid him. After that, Vishnu appeared in his traditional form, with the conch and a wheel, and then got married to the goddess Lakshmi.

The temple is located in the same spot. The prasadam-nevetium was prepared without salt that was offered within the temple.



Festivals Celebrated in Arulmigu Uppiliappan Temple:

  • Prarthana Festivals
  • Sri Ramanavami
  • Float Festival had celebrated for five days in Thai(Jan between Jan and February)
  • Brahmotsavam was been celebrated for nine days during Panguni (March-April)
  • Pavithrotsavam Five days of Avani (Aug to Sep)
  • Vasanta Utsavam 6 days in Vaikasi (May-June)
  • Brahmotsavam was celebrated during nine days of Purattasi (Sept-Oct)
  • Kalyana Uthsavam It is celebrated over 12 consecutive days at Aippasi (Oct-Nov)
  • Adhyayana Uthsavam celebrated for 10 weeks in Margazhi (Dec-Jan)
  • Sravanam Deepam and Sravanam Vratam


Uppiliappan Temple Timings

Here are some of the Uppiliappan temple times:

  • Viswaroopa Dharisanam - 6.00 AM
  • Thirupavai - 7.30 AM
  • Thiruvaradhanam Nithiyapadi Pooja - 8.30 AM
  • Uchi Kaala Pooja - 12.00 Noon
  • Nithyanu Santhanam - 7.30 PM
  • Thiruvaradhanam Nithiyapadi Pooja - 8.30 PM
  • Arthajama Pooja - 9.00 PM

The best time to be there

The ideal time to visit the Uppiliappan Temple is March-April at the annual Chariot Festival. The temple was decorated with lights and colors and thousands of tourists and pilgrims were in attendance during the celebrations.

How do I get to Arulmigu Uppiliappan Temple


Tiruchirappalli International Airport located in Trichy is the closest airport located 110km from the temple.


The closest railway station is located at Thirunageswaram which is 1.9 km. The second station is located situated at Kumbakonam railway station. It is 5.0 kilometers from the temple.


Taxis, autos, or buses are accessible within the city of Kumbakonam located just 6 kilometers from the town of Kumbakonam. The scandal is accessible by train or bus from various parts of the capital city.

Attractive Places Near the Temple of Uppiliappan:

  1. Rahu Temple - Nagabatheswarar and the Goddess is Piraiyani Valnuthal Ammai 5 km
  2. Suriyanar Kovil/Suriya Bahavan 15 km
  3. Arulmigu Subramanya Temple - Swamimalai 18 km
  4. Kumbeswarar Temple locates in the middle of Kumbakonam
  5. Thirupuvanam
  6. Kanchanoor

Arulmigu Uppiliappan Temple Address


Arulmigu Uppiliappan Temple,

Thirunageswaram - 612 204.

Thanjavur District.

Phone: 0435-246 3385,246 3685.

Head Clerk: 94860 58667.