Friday, May 4, 2018

Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple, Madurai

Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple, Madurai

Madanagopalaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Madurai City in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is not very well known among tourists and is visited more by the locals. The temple is very close to the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple and is located on West Masi Street, near the eastern gate of Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.





Legends
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History
Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple was built in 16th century A.D. In 1912, Mr. Adelian Peppergibson (Philadelphia - U.S, Socialite) visited Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple, Madurai. In 1938, he built a Mandapam in the museum of Philadelphia, with the dilapidated stone pillars taken by him to his country from Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple.





The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.40 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Vishwaroopam - 06:40 A.M
·        Pongal Kala - 08:00 A.M
·        Uchikalam - 12:00 P.M
·        Sayaratchai - 07:00 P.M
·        Arthajamam - 09:00A.M
Festivals
The temple celebrates a festival each month. Sri Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Vaikunda Ekadasi and Pavai Nonbu in December-January are important among them.
Prayers
Those aspiring to excel in music pray to Lord here. People also celebrate their Sadabisheka-60th birth day and believe that their descendants will have a prosperous life. Mother Naga Devi is worshipped as Harihara Sarpa Raja. Rahu Kala puja is performed here on Fridays for relief from adverse aspects of serpent planets and of planet Mars. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.
Contact
Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple,
Melamasi Street,
Madurai – 625 001,
Madurai District
Phone: +91 452 234 9363
Mobile: +91 94871 80207 / 94431 81793
Connectivity
This temple is situated in West Masi street and is very close to Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Madhana Gopala Swamy Temple is located to the eastern side of Madurai Periyar Bus stand, near the Eastern gate of Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple. The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, 200 meters from Koodal Azhagar Temple, 500 meters from Complex Bus Stand, 1 Km from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, 500 meters from Periyar Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus, 7 Kms from Thiruparankundram, 1 Km from Madurai Railway Junction, 20 Kms from Thirumangalam and 10 Kms from Madurai International Airport. It is very easy to reach the temple as it is situated very near to both the bus stand and the railway station. 

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