Sri Oppiliappan Temple is situated in Tirunageswaram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is counted as 60th among the 108 Divyadesams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Uppiliappan and his consort Lakshmi as Bhumi Devi.
It is believed that praying to Lord and Mother in the temple would ensure unity among the couples and cultivate in them the quality of tolerance.
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Significance of the Temple:
The Vimala Gopura (tower) of the temple is named as Suddhananda, meaning "pure happiness". Devotees who worship this vimana derive immense and unalloyed happiness. The vimana in Tirumala Tirupati is named as Ananda vimana, whereas here it is Suddhananda Vimana.
The pushkarini (temple Tank) here is known as 'Ahoratra pushkarini" , meaning that bathing is specially permissible here both during day and night. Normally according to sastras, bathing in holy waters is not permitted during nights
Nivedhanas are prepared in this temple without salt.
As Sage Markandeya, ever 16 in age, worshipped in this temple, special homas as longevity and Mrutyanja homas are performed in the temple
Mother Bhoomadevi expressed Her grievance to Lord Perumal that She had not the privilege of being in the chest of Lord though she too had all the dignity features of Mother Mahalakshmi and demanded that right for Her too. Lord replied that She would have that position as the daughter of a Maharshi Markandeya and that She would be known as Tiruthuzhai (Tulsi). Meantime, sage Markandeya was also performing penance to have Mahalakshmi as his daughter. He saw a little child Bhoomadevi having all the attributes of Mahalakshmi near a Tulsi plant. The sage decided to bring Her up. When She attained the marriageable age, Lord Vishnu in the guise of an old man called on the sage seeking his daughter in marriage. Sage simply turned down His request saying that his daughter was too young for Him and did not know even cooking with correct quantity of salt to be added to the preparations. Adamant Lord said that he would accept the food even without salt. Sage understood that the visitor was no other a person than Perumal Himself, was happy to give his beloved daughter to Him. As Perumal accepted food without salt (Uppu in Tamil), He is praised as Uppili Appan and also as Oppill Appan means none equals Him. Thus Tulasidevi-Bhooma devi came to stay on the chest of Lord in the form of Tulsi garlands offered by devotees in all Perumal temples.
Generally Mother Bhoomadevi is on the left side of Perumal. As Lord wedded her in this place, She has the right side here. Also, while offering his daughter to Perumal in marriage, Sage Markandeya took an undertaking from the Lord that He would not part with Her even for a moment. Accordingly, during all processions, Lord appears with Mother Bhoomadevi.
- Morning: 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM
- Evening: 4.00 AM. to 9.00 PM
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