Tag: SriRangam

Vishnu Worshipped in Muslim Attire Lungi in Temple Muslim Consort


It is interesting to note that Lord Ranganatha,The presiding deity at Sri Rangam,is attired in Muslim tradition with Lungi,and the offering to Him are Roti and Butter.

And there is a Lady Devotee called Thulukka Nachiar,who is worshipped in Srirangam.

Legend has it that when Muslim invaders looted Srirangam temple and took away the Utsavar Idol to Delhi, it was brought back later by Ramanujacharya , according to one version.

The Daughter of the Sultan could not bear the separation from the lord’s Idol.

Thulukka Nachiar ,Melkote Vishnu’s Consort Ghazanvi Masud ‘s Daughter


The term Nachiar is very special in Tamil.

In social traditions now,the term is used to denote the Lady of the house belonging to Thevar Community.

The are, mostly ,are Saivaites.

In Sri Vaishnava Tradition,the Term Nachiar is used to denote Consort of Lord Vishnu, though Lakshmi is generally addressed as Thayaar,Mother.

Andal,a great Saint and one of the Twelve Azhwars,is called Kodhai Nachiar.