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Thirupullani Temple - Sri Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple at Thirupullani near Rameswaram

Thirupullani Temple is known as Sri Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple and is located at Thirupullani near Rameswaram. The shrine is located around 8 km east of Ramanathapuram. Legend has it that King Dasharatha of Ramayana offered prayers to Sri Adi Jagannatha Perumal (Lord Vishnu) for having children here. Due to the prayer offered here Sri Ram, Bharata, Shatrughna and Lakshman were born to him.

Legend has it that Bhagavan Sri Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman, Jambhavan and the vanara sena camped here when they were in search of Mata Sita.

It is here Vibhishana, brother of Ravana, took refuge at the feet of Lord Ram. Thus, the temple is also known as Saranagathi Kshethram.

Another belief is that Srihari Vishnu gave darshan to Pulla Rishi here.

Another legend has it that before setting out for Lanka, Sri Ram offered prayers here. Vishnu gave Ram a bow which was used to annihilate Ravana.

Sri Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple is also one of the Divya Desam. It is the 42 Divya Desam, among the 108 temples, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Bhagavan Vishnu is worshipped here as Adi Jagannathan. His consort here are Kalyanavalli and Padmasini. Vishnu is in seated position facing east.

Subsidiary deities in the shrine are Andal and Sri Darpa Sayana Rama and Sri Rama Pattabhishekam – Rama with Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman during coronation.  Shrines for Garuda and Swami Desikan too are in the temple complex.

The sthala vriksham or the tree associated with the temple is Peepal.

The sacred pond is known as Chakra Teertham.