Kaisikha Ekadasi Trip to Thirukkurungudi

This Kaisikha Ekadasi I was intending to travel to Thirukurungudi and hence had made the bookings right in the month of August itself. Nearest Railway station for the same is VLY (Valliyur) from where you would need to either take a bus or auto to Thirukurungudi. But a week before I made a slight change in the itinerary and got down at TEN (Tirunelveli) from where I had booked a cab from RS Cabs to help me tour around the following places and then drop me off Thirukurungudi by 7 PM because Kaisika Ekadasi celebrations is only in the night.

The following places we visited:

Name of the temple Demigod Planet Specialised day Location Photo Time
Srivaikuntanathan Permual Temple Hindu Sun-God Sun Sunday
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Srivaikuntam 7 am – 12 pm, 5 – 8 pm
Vijayaasana Perumal Temple Chandran Moon Monday
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Natham 8 am – 12 pm, 1 – 6 pm
Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple Angaragan Mars Tuesday
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Thirukolur 7:30 am – 12 pm, 1 – 8 pm
ThiruPulingudi Perumal Temple Budha Mercury Wednesday
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Thirupulingudi 8 am – 12 pm, 1 – 6 pm
AlwarThirunagari Temple Guru Jupiter Thursday
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Alwar Thirunagari 6 am – 12 pm, 5 – 8:45 pm
Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple Sukran Venus Friday
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Thenthiruperai 7 am – 12 pm, 5 – 8:30 pm
Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Tirukulandhai Shani Saturn Saturday
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Thirukulandhai 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Irattai Thiruppathy, Aravindalochanar temple Rahu
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Tholavillimangalam 8 am – 1 pm, 2 – 6 pm
Irattai Thiruppathy, Devapiran temple Ketu
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Tholavillimangalam 8 am – 1 pm, 2 – 6 pm

After completing all these by 1 PM we went to Thiruchendoor, had lunch and darshan there and then from there we went to Nanguneri (Vanamamalai) temple. After that we got dropped off in Thirukurungudi. The whole night we were in temple. After completing darshan in the morning we took an auto to Valliyur but the train was only towards evening. So while waiting in the station we went to the Murugan temple nearby.

Towards evening the train came and we started off. Both up and down were through Ananthapuri Express.

More Information on Navathirupathi temples here.

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