History

srI:
srImathE satagOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImadh varavaramunayE nama:

entrancepurusha mangalam also known as pacchai vAraNa perumAL kOyil, pacchai vAraNa puram, haritha vAraNapuram, varadharAjapuram, etc and is presently known as pEttai is situated right in-between pUvirunthavalli (avathAra sthalam of thirukkachi nambi) and thirumazhisai (avathAra sthalam of thirumazhisai AzhwAr). This is the avathAra sthalam of mudhaliyANdAn who is emperumAnAr‘s dear sishya.

emperumAn descended here as haritha vAraNa (pacchai vAraNa – green elephant) perumAL to bless yudhishtra who apparently misled dhrONAchArya by saying “asvaththAma is dead” (asvaththAma is the name of dhrONAchArya’s son as well as an elephant). thAyAr in this dhivya dhEsam is known as amirthavalli thAyAr.

perumal-thAyArs-ANdAnAlong with kUrathAzhwAn, mudhaliyANdAn approaches srI rAmAnuja and both of them become his first sishyas and learn everything from him. Subsequently, they both go to srIrangam with srI rAmAnuja and assist him in the propagation of this glorious sath sampradhAyam which becomes to be known as “emperumAnAr dharisanam”. Since the times of dhAsarathi (mudhaliyANdAn) this dhivya kshEthram is famously known for it being his avathAra sthalam (birth place).

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Summary

perumAL: pacchai vAraNa perumaL (haritha vAraNa perumAL – green elephant)

mUlavar posture: sitting

thAyAr: amirthavalli thAyAr

sthalAdhipathi/AchAryan: mudhaliyANdAn

pushkariNi: dharma pushkariNi

Agamam: srI vaikAnasam

AzhwAr  emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE charaNam

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