Saturday, January 14, 2017

Soundararajaperumal Temple, Nagapattinam

Soundararajaperumal Temple, Nagapattinam
Soundararajaperumal Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. It is located in Nagapattinam, a town in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Constructed in 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 counted as one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.




Vishnu is worshiped as Soundararaja Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Soundaravalli. The temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions at different times from Thanjavur Nayaks. The temple has two inscriptions dating from the Chola period. The temple has a five-tiered Rajagopuram (gateway tower) within a granite wall. The complex contains all the shrines and water bodies associated with it.




The temple observes six daily rituals and three yearly festivals. The chariot festival, celebrated during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March–April), is the most prominent festival of the temple. This Temple is located very close to the Neelayadakshi temple and close to the old bus stand. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.




Legends
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History
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
This temple remains open from 7.30AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 5.30PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.
Pooja Timings
·        Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
·        Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
·        Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
·        Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
·        Ardha Jamam Pooja – 10:00 p.m.
Festivals & Religious Practices
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Religious Importance
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Literary Mention
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Contact
Soundararajaperumal Temple 
Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam District
Mobile: +91 – 9442213741
Connectivity
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