Neelamegha Perumal Temple

Neela Megha Perumal Temple
Neela Megha Perumal Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Neela Megha Perumal Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 10°52′7″N 79°42′6″E / 10.86861°N 79.70167°E / 10.86861; 79.70167Coordinates: 10°52′7″N 79°42′6″E / 10.86861°N 79.70167°E / 10.86861; 79.70167
Location
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Nagapatnam
Location: Thirukkannapurum, Nannilam
Temple Details
Primary Deity: Neela Meghar(Vishnu)
Consort: Kannapura Nayagi(Lakshmi)
Festival Deity: Sowrirajar(Vishnu)
Temple Tank: Gajendra, Kapila
Shrine: Gajanakriti
Poets: Tirumangai Alvar
Andal
Kulashekhara Alwar
Nammalvar
Periyalvar
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture

Neela Megha Perumal Temple or Sowriraja Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located Tirukannapuram, Tamilnadu, India on the Kumbakonam-Tiruvarur highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu reverred by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1]

Contents

The Temple

The temple[2] has a 7-tier rajagopuram and a vast temple complex. The prime deity, Neela Meghar has an imposing image. The temple tank is situated right opposite to the temple.

Pancha Kannan Shetram

This temple is one of the Panchakanna(Krishnaranya) Kshetrams. Kannan literally means Lord Krishna (pancha: five; Kshetrams: holy places). These 5 temples are situated in Tamilnadu, south India. Interestingly none of these temples have the main deity as Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu. The processional deity might have led to the derivation of the names of these places.[3]

The following constitute Panchakannan Kshetrams:

Temple Location
Loganatha Perumal Temple Thirukkannagudi
Gajendra Varadha Temple Thirukabisthalam
Neelamegha Perumal Temple Thirukannapuram
Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple Thirukannamangai
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Thirukkovilur

See also

Divya Desams

References

  1. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu . M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.
  2. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu. Sura books.
  3. ^ Temples of Krishna in South India: history, art, and traditions in Tamilnadu.T. Padmaja.
Hindu temples in Nagapattinam district



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