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Sri Bhoomipalar Temple at Thirupuliangudi in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu – Fourth Nava Tirupati Temple Associated with Budhan or Mercury

Thirupuliangudi Permual Temple, also known as Sri Bhoomipalar Temple , is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located at Thirupuliangudi in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Nava Tirupati Temples and one among 108 Divya Desams. This is the fourth Nava Tirupathi Temple and is associated with Mercury (Navagraha Budha). Sri Bhoomipalar Temple is around 2 km from Srivaikuntam. There is no separate Navgraha Budha Murti in the temple. The main deity represents the Navgraha. Unique Vishnu Murti in the Temple The main murti of Vishnu worshiped in the temple faces east and is in Bhujanga Sayanam or in reclining position. Moolavar is known as Bhoomipalar . Urchavar is known as Kasini Venthar. One can have darshan of the feet of the murti through a small opening when doing pradakshina, or circling, of the sanctum sanctorum. A lotus from the navel of reclining Bhagavan Vishnu goes up and joins a lotus flower sculpted on the wall. Lord Brahma sits atop the Lotus flower.