|Srivilliputhur Divya Desam, Andal temple.en.wikipedia.org|
|Andal Temple, Srivilliputhur,Tamil Nadu .wikimapia.org|
|Andal and Perumal Anudinam.org|
|The Moolavar here is Vatapatrasayee - Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture - Ananda Sayanam facing east, while Taayaar(goddess) here is Andaal (Kothai Naachiyar). There are shrines to Andal and Periyazhvar here. Vatapatrasayee is flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi and images of Garuda, Surya, Narada, Sanatkumara, Bhrahma, Sanaka, Bhrigu and Markandeya.|
Andal is the author of Tiruppaavai, a scintillating collection of 30 devotional poems in chaste Tamil sung especially in the month of Margazhi, the month considered auspicious for the observance of ''Paavai Nonbu" by women.
|temple car festival, Sri Andal templw,Sri Villiputhur. www.inidhu.com|
Incidentally Andal's shrine and the adjacent places were once the residence of Andal and Periyahwar , according the chief Bhattachariyar doing kayankaryam and pooja in the sanctum.
Annual festivals fall in the months of Aadi and Margazhi and Purattaasi. Margazhi festivals are celebrated with religious fervor. The annual car festival of Sri Andal Temple at Srivilliputtur in Virudhunagar district, is organized every year as part of Aadi Pooram festival and it attracts thousands of devotees from various places. It occurs in the month of July. The temple follows Aarukala pooja - six time worship protocol. Theertham: Tirumukkulam.
In Srivilliputtur there is the Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar (Lord Shiva) temple with a six foot tall monolithic stone image of Natarajar considered to be a masterpiece. This temple was also patronized by the Madurai Nayak rulers. Yet another attractions are the dairy products, in particular, mouth-watering ''Milk Govaa'' which is available in plenty and is tasty. In the adjacent areas of this temple town there are several milk dairies. Sweets made from milk are quality wise good and the rates are quite reasonable.
Sri Villiputtur is accessible by road from Virudunagar, Rajapalayam or Tirunelveli towns and also by train.