Thirupatisaram, with its temple to Venkatachalapati, is
located in Kanyakumari district, near Nagarkoil in lush surroundings. Thirupatisaram is the birthplace of the mother of NammAzhwar.
NammAzhwar refers to Perumaal as Thiruvaazhmarban at Vannpaasaram, in a lone verse. Worship protocols followed here are also
the same as those of Kerala.
Deities: The presiding deity here is Thiruvaazhmaarban,
known as Thirukkuralappan or Venkatachalapati in a seated posture facing East. Thaayaar here is Kamalavalli Naachiyaar (residing
on his chest). Venkatachalapati is flanked by 6 of the saptarishis in the sanctum. There is a shirne to Rama and Agastyar
outside the sanctum.
There is also a shrine to Natarajar with Sivakami and Vinayakar to the left of the sanctum. Murals
depicting the 10 avatarams of Perumaal are seen are seen one of the mandapams. The image is made through the kadu sarkara
yoga process as in Thiruvanantapuram and Thiruvattar.
The partly gold plated flagstaff of this temple is believed to have been installed by Kulasekhara
Azhwar. The Nayak rulers of Madurai have made endowments to this temple.
it that Thaayaar fearing the fierce form of Narasimha following his slaying Hiranya, meditated upon him; Perumaal upon assuming
a Shanta Swaroopam upon Prahladan's request, proceded in search of Thaayaar, who assumed his chest as her permanent abode
(Shria Pati Sancharam hence Thirupatisaram).
Legend has it that Vibhishana was blessed with a vision of the coronation of Rama, here at Thirupatisaaram
(while returning to Lanka).
Udayanangai -and her husband Kaari (both devotees of Perumaal), are believed to have celebrated Vamanajayanti
here (on the bright ekadashi in the month of Virgo), and begotten NammAzhwar on Vaikasi Vishakam. Legend also has it that
the 7 Saptarishis meditated upon Perumaal here and were blessed with his divine vision (as in Thirupuliyur).. It is believed
that the waters of the temple tank have miraculous healing properties.
Festivals: Kerala Tantram is the worship protocol followed here. Five services
are offered each day. The annual Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. Krishna Jayanthi, Saturdays in the
month of Purattasi are considered sacred here. Vaikuntha Ekadasi and Aadi Swathi (associated with Kulasekhara Azhwar) are
also celebrated here.