Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thiruthevanartthogai (Madhava Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – The Temple

Thiruthevanartthogai (Madhava Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – The Temple
The temple faces west. It is located in Keezhchaalai, 6.5 km from Sirkali and 1 km away from Thiruvali. It is located close to Thirunangur, a small village, 10 km away from Sirkali en route to Thiruvenkadu. The temple has a three-tiered Rajagopuram and all the shrines are enclosed in concentric rectangular walls. The presiding deity, Deivanayagan, in standing posture faces east. The images of the consort, Kadalmagal Nachiyar and the festival deities, Madhava Perumal and Madhava Nayagi are housed in the same shrine.

Main Deity is known as Deivanayaka Perumal with Sridevi and Bhoodevi in standing posture, facing east. Thayar is known as Deivanayaka Thayar, and she is seen in separate sanctum as you go around the prakaram. Pushkarani is Sopana Pushkarani in front of the temple. Urchavar Idols of Madhava Perumal, Thirumagal, Bhoodevi, Madhava Nayaki, Thayagaperar, Teertha perar, and Santhana Krishnan can be seen in the temple. There is separate sanctum for Nammazhwar and Udayavar. The temple is a small one with a single prakaram having Artha Mandapam.

The vimanam is built in two tiers in such a way that the shadow of the vimanam falls on the vimanam itself. This is considered as a good Marriage Parihara sthalam since the Perumal is giving Dharshan in the marriage posture. As the Lord is in the Marriage pose, the Vimaanam and Pushkarani are named Shobana Vimaanam and Shobana Pushkarani respectively. And in order of homage to the celestial persons, the pushkarani also named as Devasaba Pushkarani.

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