31. SEMPONSEI KOIL செம்பொன்செய் கோயில் :
The lord here is Sri Semponsei Arangan [ஸ்ரீ செம்பொன்செய் அரங்கன்]. Sri Thayar is Sri Alli Mamalar Nacchiyar [ஸ்ரீ அல்லி மாமலர் நாச்சியார்]. Pushkarini is Hema pushkarini and Vimanam is Kanaka vimanam. Every year during the 11 Garuda Utsavam, the Lord from all temples assemble here.
32. TIRU MANIMADA KOVIL திரு மணிமாடக் கோயில்:
Lord here is Sri Narayanan and Sri Thayar is Sri Pundareekavalli Thayar. Pushkarini is Indra pushakarini and vimanam is Pranava vimanam. When the Lord from all Kshetrams arrive on Garuda utsavam day, Tirumangai Alwar worships the Lord of each Divya desam. There is a separate sannidhi for Swami Tirukkoshtiyur Nambi, who preached Tirumantiram [Ashtaksharam] and Charama sloka [of Bhagavad Gita] to Swami Ramanuja.
33. TIRU VAIKUNTHA VINNAGARAM திரு வைகுந்த விண்ணகரம்:
The Lord here is Sri Vaikuntha Natha Perumal and Sri Thayar is Sri Vaikunthavalli. The Lord is seated here. The Sri Ubhaya Nacchimar also are seated. We had earlier mentioned that Viraja river flows in Sri Vaikuntam. Here also the pushkarini is called Viraja Theertham.
34. TIRUVAALI - TIRUNAGARI திருவாலி - திரு நகரி:
Though Tiruvaali and Tirunagari are Two separate temples, it is customary to consider and worship them as a single Divya desam. In Tiruvaali, Sri Narasimha is gracing. In Tirunagari, we can worship the idol of Tirumangai Alwar. This place is called Aali [ஆலி], which when added with Tiru, becomes Tiruvaali and Alwar calls himself as Aali Naadan [ஆலி நாடன்]. Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is in seated pose. Sri Thayar is Sri Poornavalli Thayar and Sri Amrutavalli Thayar. There are Five temples, close to each other, in which Lord Sri Narasimha is gracing. In Tiruk Kuraiyalur [திருக் குறையலூர்], the birth place of Tirumangai Alwar, Sri Ugra Narasimha is gracing. In the place, where Tirumangai Alwar fed Thousand Srivaishnavas daily, Sri Veera Narasimha is gracing. In Tirunagari, Lord appears as Sri Narasimha, in Two sannidhis. In Tiruvaali, the Lord appears as Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. In Tirunagari, the Lord is Sri Vedaraja Perumal. After Divine marriage in Trunagari, the Divine Couple were passing through Tirumanam kollai [திருமணம் கொல்லை]. There, Alawr, who was a great robber at that time, tried to remove all ornaments from Them. Every year, even now, this incident is remembereed on the day, before Panguni Uthira star day. Finally, when the Alwar could not take away all ornaments, the Lord preached him Ashtaksharam [Tirumantram] and the Alwar sang that he found out the great name Narayana [கண்டு கொண்டேன் நாராயணா என்னும் நாமம்]!
35. TIRU THEVANAR THOGAI திருத் தேவனார் தொகை :
The Lord Sri Deivanatha Perumal graces in standing pose. Sri Thayar is Sri Kadalmagal Nacchiyar. This place is also known as Sri Madhava Perumal koil. According to sthala purana, sage Vasishta performed Tapas and the Lord appeared to him.
36. TIRU TETRIYAMBALAM திருத் தெற்றியம்பலம்:
The Lord as Sri Senkanmaal [ஸ்ரீ செங்கண் மால்], graces, in reclining pose, with Four arms. This is a rare pose. Sri Thayar is Sri Senkamalavalli Nacchiyar. Tirumangai Alwar says that those who worship Sri Senkanmal and Sri Senkamalavalli Thayar here would be prosperous in this world and attain Moksham and enjoy eternal bliss.
Now, we will see sloka 55 of Chapter 18. In slokas 52, 53 and 54, Sri Krishna told about atman darshan, its method and the qualities to be cultivated. By having atman darshan, one gets parabhakti, then Paragyana and then Parama Bhakti. Now to sloka:
bhaktyā mām abhijānāti yāvān yaś cāsmi tattvataḥ
tato māṃ tattvato jñātvā viśate tadanantaram 18.55
Anantaram = thereafter, visate = reaches, mam = Me [Sri Krishna]. The Lord tells how a devotee reaches Him ultimately. Abhijanati = understands well, mam = Me [Sri Krishna], bhaktya = by devotion. As told in the last sloka, with Parabhakti, this person realizes the Lord. Bhakt's first step is Parabhakti. When this grows, it becomes Paragyana and then Parama Bhakti. What is the difference among these three? Gyana, Darshana and Prapti. That is understanding, seeing and reaching. These are the Three stages in Parabhakti, Paragyana and Parama Bhakti. With Parabhakti, we understand more and more about the Lord. Then, we get the knowledge culminating in seeing Him. We normally, hear about a matter and increases our eagerness to see. One day we actually see and realize it. Like that, we hear about the Lord and start loving Him. This results finally, in a knowledge capable of seeing Him. Yas casmi = [Sri Krishna's] real nature, and, yavan = Who He [Sri Krishna] is, tattvata = truly. Thus this person understands the Lord's swaroopa [form] and swabhava [qualities]. This is Paragyana. Tato = then, tattvato jnatva = with true knowledge [about Him], reaches thereafter, the Lord, after getting Parama Bhakti. This person, attains Parama Bhakti, and in that lifetime, attains Parmatman. Parabhakti, when cultivated results in true understanding of the Lord - Paragyana, which is like seeing Him. After that, he gets Parama Bhakti, which makes him unbearable without seeing Him. Ultimately, he reaches the Lord. These steps are necessary to get Moksham.