Friday, May 6, 2016

Navaneetha Krishnan Temple, Thanjavur

Navaneetha Krishnan Temple, Thanjavur
Navaneetha Krishnan Temple is located in the West Main Street, which is called a Mela Masi Veethi in Tamil language, is a well-known locality for the citizens of Thanjavur. Bangaru Kamakshi temple is located in this street. The very next structure next to this temple is Navaneetha Krishnan temple.
Navaneetha Krishnan temple seems to be 200-300 years old temple. It is a calm and serene place. The main enshrines the beautiful idols of Krishna along with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabama. Garuda is found facing towards the main shrine.

The temple also enshrines the idols of Vishnu, Lakshmi, and Andal. There is a sub-shrine for Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. The temple has a small tower and has one prakara (circumbulatory passage).
Four kaalam Poojas are conducted in this Temple. Brahmorchavam, Sri Jayanthi Uthsavam, Thulabharam and Garudasevai are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.

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