Friday, December 23, 2016

Neelamegha Perumal Temple, Thirukannapuram, Nagapattinam

Neelamegha Perumal Temple, Thirukannapuram, Nagapattinam
Neela Megha Perumal Temple or Sowriraja Perumal Temple in Thirukannapuram, a village in the outskirts of Nagapattinam in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Neelamegha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Tirukannapura Nayagi.







As per Hindu legend, the presiding deity is believed to have appeared with a wig (called Sowri locally) to save a devotee, leading to the name Sowrirarjan. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and three of its seven bodies of water. The temple has a seven-tiered Rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower and a huge temple tank in front of it. The temple is believed to have been built by the Cholas, with later additions from the Thanjavur Nayaks.







Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the chariot festival, celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (April-May), being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. This Temple is located 20kms North West of Nagapattinam, 20kms East of Tiruvarur, 30kms South of Kumbakonam and Mayavaram. This temple is one of the 5 Krishnaranya Kshetrams.








Legends
For brief details, please refer below link;
The Temple
For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals & Religious Practices
For brief details, please refer below link;
Religious Significance
For brief details, please refer below link;
Food Offerings
For brief details, please refer below link;
Literary Mention
For brief details, please refer below link;
Prayers
For brief details, please refer below link;
Contact
Sri Sowriraja Perumal Temple,
Tirukannapuram-609 704
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91 – 4366 – 270 557 / 270 718
Mobile: +91 – 99426 – 56580
Connectivity
For brief details, please refer below link;

No comments: