Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thirumanimadam (Narayanan Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – The Temple

Thirumanimadam (Narayanan Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – The Temple
It is located in Thirunangur, a small village, 10 km away from Sirkali en route to Thiruvenkadu. The temple tank is located right across the temple. Inscriptions from 10th century Chola and Nayakkar periods are seen in the temple. The temple has a five-tiered Rajagopuram (gateway tower) and all the shrines of the temple are enshrined in a granite wall. The central shrine is built on an elevated structure and is reached by a flight of steps.



There is a hall adjacent to the right of the Rajagopuram, where the festival image of the fourteen temples in Thirunangur and its surrounds are housed during the Thirumangai Azhwar Utsavam. The shrine of the consort of Narayana Perumal is located in the second precinct around the sanctum. The image of the presiding deity is sported in the sanctum in standing posture facing east.



The temple tank is located opposite to the gopuram. The Moolavar is Sri Badri Narayanan also called Nanda Vilakku Nara Narayanan, in a seated posture facing east and the Thayar Sri Pundareeka Valli Thaayar. The Utsavar is Narayanan, also Known as Alatharku Ariyan. There are shrines for Thirumangai Azhwar and Thirukoshtiyur Nambi.



Theertham of this temple are Indra Pushkarini and Rudhira Pushkarani, as Indra and the Rudhira got the Lord’s Dharshan. Vimanam is Pranava Vimanam. As the Lord here vibrates all his powers as Pranava, non-stop like a Nanda Vilakku, the Vimaanam here is Pranava Vimaanam.

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