Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram (Thadalan Kovil), Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram (Thadalan Kovil), Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram or Thadalan Kovil or Thirivikrama Narayana Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district, Tamilnadu, India. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The temple follows Thenkalai mode of worship. The God in the temple is praised as Man alantha Thadalan meaning the one who measured the land. The name Thadalan is in honour of Tiruvikrama form and the Moolavar (prime deity) fixed in the central shrine is in this form. The presiding deity, Tiruvikrama, appeared for sage Ashtakona Rishi.





This is one of the five Divya Desams referred by Thirumangai Azhvaar as ‘Vinnagaram’. The others being Parameswara Vinnagaram (Kanchipuram), Arimeya Vinnagara(Thiru Nangoor), Vaikunta Vinnagaram (Thiru Nangoor) and Nandipura Vinnagaram(Nathan Koil, Kumbakonam). Another feature of Thirumangai’s praise of this Divya Desam is his reference to the Goddess in his Paasurams. Mangai Mannan crowned as ‘Mangai Azhvaar’ and handed over the Vel by Thiru Gnana Sambandhar. The temple is administered by Chola Simhapuram Koil Kanthaadai Chantamaarutham Swami Dhoddayacharyar.





Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Ushathkalam Pooja – 8 a.m.
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 10:00 a.m.
·        Sayarakshai Pooja – 5:00 p.m.
·        Ardha Jamam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
Devotees pray for success in endeavors, promotion in jobs and longevity. Devotees offer Tulsi garlands, vastras and sweet pudding as nivedhana.
Contact
Sri Trivikraman Temple,
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram,
Sirkali – 609 110,
Nagapattinam District,
Phone: +91- 4364 - 270 207
Mobile: +91 – 9442419989 / 9443771400 / 9443650803
Connectivity
The temple is 2 km from Sirkali bus stand on the Chidambaram route. Frequent buses are available from Chennai, Chidambaram and Kumbakonam. It's about half mile away from the Sirkazhi station. The town is situated at 21 Kms North East to Mayiladuthurai and on the highway between Mayiladuthurai and Chidambaram. The town has all the facilities including transport and lodging. Sirkazhi is located 235kms South of Madras, 20kms South of Chidambaram, 21 kms North of Mayavaram and 70kms West of Nagapattinam. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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