Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore
The Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple is located in Tirukoilore in villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, Indian. The Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple is at the centre of the town. The word "koil" indicates that it is a temple town. The history says that many rishis and sages served here in this temple and worshiped Lord Vishnu. The legend says that the temple came as the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu himself. List of temples in Tamilnadu.
About the Temple's Infrastructure
In total there are three koburas in the Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple among which the Raja kopura is the tallest one. The height of the Raja Kopura in Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple is around 190 feet. The Temple is covered with giant walls on every side. In every part of the wall we could find the art of the olden kings. One among is that Tiruvikramar is in the standing position with one leg raised. He is surrounded by many idols worshiping him.
History of the Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore
The Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore is said to be the avatar of the Lord Vishnu himself. He came to earth to save the people and Devas. It is said that a powerful giant started to rule over all the three worlds with his mighty power. His name was Bali a grandson of Hiranyakasibu. He had become as the ruler of the three worlds and started to rule over it with correct justice. Since he was honest no god could fight against them. The Devas also lost their place in Indiralogam. This made the Devas to work against Bali. The Devas went and complained to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu also was not able to fight against an honest king.
In order to defeat Bali lord Vishnu had taken the form of a Brahmin boy and arrived to Bali. During those times the asura Bali was performing a special Pooja to attain more power. In order to attain the power by Pooja he needed to provide all the things that a Brahmin needs. Lord Vishnu in the form of a small Brahmin boy reached Balli and asked him 3 three feet of land for him. Bali was shocked to hear such a silly questions. He has granted permission and accepted that he would give the three feet of land to the Brahmin boy himself.
Lord Shiva has taken the form of a tallest being and taken the first step over the earth and covered all the earth for himself. In the second step he has taken and covered all the heaven and universe. For the third step he had no place to keep. The giant Bali understood his mistakes and became a good man and offered his head for the third step. Lord Vishnu has regained the earth and heaven from the asura. On this commemoration the people worship lord Shiva here in Tirukoilore in the name of Tiruvikramar or Ulganatha Perumal.
Pooja Details in Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore
Every Day Poojas in Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore
First Pooja - 6.00 am (opens at 5.30 am)
Morning Pooja - 9.00 am
Noon Pooja - 12.00 pm
Evening Pooja - 6.00 pm
Night Pooja - 9.00 pm
Special Poojas in Tirukoilore Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple
The special Poojas are conducted on every Saturday by 7.pm. During this Pooja the Lord Perumal is worshipped in a special manner. After the Pooja prasatham is provided for all on every Saturdays.
Route to reach Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple in Tirukoilore
The Ullaga Natha Perumal Temple is in the Villupuram District. The devotees from Chennai can come to villupuram by bus / Train. From Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai and kallakurichi can come through buses which are available at every now and then. Tirukoilore is around 30-40 Km from all these places. It is also possible to come from Cuddalore which is in 2.5 hrs in distance.