Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple
Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple Coordinates: Coordinates: Location Country: India State: Tamil Nadu District: Tuticorin Location: Thenthiruperai Temple Details Primary Deity: Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan
Consort: Kuzhaikaduvalli, Thiruperai Nachiyar
Temple Tank: Sukra,sangu Shrine: Bhadra Poets: Nammazhwar Architecture and culture Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture Number of monuments: 1
Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamilnadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu reverred by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.
It is referred to as Sukra sthalam, a location for the planet deity, Sukra.
The Garuda Sevai utsavam(festival) in the month of Vaikasi(May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the Nava Tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana(sacred vehicle). An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on a Anna Vahanam(palaquin) and his paasurams(verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are recited. The utsavar(festival deity) of Nammalvar is taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area. The paasurams(poems) dedicated to each of the 9 Divyadesams are chanted in the respective shrines. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.
- ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu. M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.
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