Nammalvar and Alwarthirunagari with Nine Garudasevai
On south bank of tamabarani river, 3 Temples are situated and On north bank of tambarani river , other 6 Temples are situated. Azhvar thirunagari(Thirukkurugur) is the birth place of Nammalvar. The 9 Garudasevai is the important festival in this place. Nammalvar 9th C. AD, Azhwar Thirunagari (Kurugur) Vaigaasi Vishaakam (Vishaaka) For sixteen long years, Maran the nick name of Nammalvar sat motionless under the tamarind tree in Adinathar temple without food or drink,
In the Nava Garuda Sevai, 9 Perumals are seated on Garuda vaahanam. Azhwar is seated on a Hamsa vaahanam and his dearest devotee, Madurakavi Azhwar is seated on Pirangi Naarkaali (a chair). This festival starts in the eveing after 9.00 PM and continues up to next day early morning.
Azhwar waits just outside the Main Entrance of the temple. The temple doors are closed and Alwar along with his favourite devotee Madurakavi Alwar wait for the Garudaseva Utsavam to happen. The Main doors are opened and Azhwar is the first to have darsanam of Perumal. Perumal is given Mangala Aarthi and managalasaasanam done to the particular Perumal by the Azhwar, Then Main doors are closed and the next Garudasevai Perumal comes to the Main doors and the mangalasasanam done to the next perumal and so on.