Tiruman literally means 'Sacred/holy' (Tiru)+ (man)'Sand/Rock/Clay', is used by Sri Vaishnavas for applying Urdhwapundra on body.

I've heard a story about Garudalwar aka Garuda Swamy bringing Tiruman hills from Vaikuntha and establishing them in Melkote. Which purana/Itihasa etc discuss this story, add the full story in your answer.

  • Garuda brought Venkatadri from Vaikunta as mentioned in Venkatachala Mahatyma. Maybe Tiruman also came with Venkatadri. – The Destroyer Jun 23 '17 at 3:34
  • Btw, can you use Sanskrit words besides Tamil words, as everyone can't understand tamil? – The Destroyer Jun 23 '17 at 3:37
  • @TheDestroyer I've edited confusing words. Yeah that.might be the case Garudalwar might have bought melkote hills along with Venkatanchala parvata – Yogi Jun 23 '17 at 3:54
  • @SreeCharan He certainly deserves being called swamy – Yogi Jun 23 '17 at 7:30
  • But no one calls like that. Garuda alwar is the word for Vaishnavas but not correct here. Only perumal is swami. Others are Swa. All the bhaktas are called alwars. Vishwaksena is called Perumal and alwar at the same time. – Sarvabhouma Jun 23 '17 at 7:32

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