Devapiran Temple at Tolaivilimangalam in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu – Eighth Nava Tirupati Temple Associated with Navgraha Raghu

Devapiran Temple, also known as Thirutholaivillimangalam Sri Srinivasan Temple or Erattai Tirupati, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the Nava Tirupati Temples and one among 108 Divya Desams. This is the eighth Nava Tirupathi Temple and is associated with Navagraha Raghu or Rahu. The shrine is located 10 km east of Sri Vaikuntam.

The place is mentioned by Nammalvar and is known as Erattai Tirupati because there are two temples located here.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as Srinivasan. The murti faces east and is in standing posture. Urchavar is known as Devapiran.

Consorts of Vishnu worshipped here are Alarmelmanga Thayaar and Padmavati Thayaar.

Story of Devapiran Temple 
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu gave darshan to Indra, Varuna and Vayu here at Thirutholaivillimangalam.

The shrine is located on the banks of Thamiraparani River.

The sacred water body in the temple is known as Varuna Theertham.

The shrine is believed to be more than 2000 years old.

Those having problems in life due to the bad positioning of Raghu in their horoscope will get relief after offering prayers here.

Tolaivilimangalam Devapiran Temple Timing
Morning Puja and darshan time is from
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening Puja and darshan time is from
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The most important festival in the temple is observed in the Vaikasi Month (May – June). Murtis from Nine Nava Tirupati temples assemble in one location during the festival. Another festival observed here is Vaikunta Ekadasi in Margazhi month (December – January).