Sri Gopala Krishna Perumal Temple,named as ‘Thiru Kavalampadi‘ is situated in Thirunangur, district of Nagapattinam in Tamilnadu, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples.This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. It's about 7 miles east from Seerkazhi and 5 miles away from the Vaihteeswaran Kovil railway station. Bus facilities are provided but staying facility are not provided.This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. It’s about 7 miles east from Seerkazhi and 5 miles away from the Vaihteeswaran Kovil railway station. Bus facilities are provided but staying facility are not provided. Each of the rituals have 3 procedures which are the alangaram ( decoration), the neivethanam (food offering) and deeparadanai (lighting lamps) for Lord Vishnu and his consort. During the rituals, religious hymns and texts are recited from the Vedas by the priests. There are weekly, fortnightly and monthly rituals performed in the temple. During the new moon day of the Tamil month Thai, the festival deity of Thirumangai Azhwar is brought to the temple from Thiruvali-Thirunagari. Amid the new moon day of the Tamil month Thai , the celebration god of Thirumangai Azhwar is conveyed to the temple from Thiruvali-Thirunagari. The Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam is commended in the Tamil month of Thai (January–February). The celebration's highlight is Garudasevai , an occasion in which the celebration pictures of the eleven Thirunangur Tirupathis are brought on mount outlined like Garuda , called Garuda Vahana, to Thirunangur. The happy picture of Thirumangai Azhwar is likewise brought on a Hamsa Vahanam (palaquin) and his paasurams (verses) committed to each of these eleven sanctuaries are presented amid the event. The celebration pictures of Thirumangai Alvar and his consort Kumudavalli Naachiyar are taken in a palanquin to each of the eleven sanctuaries. The verses committed to each of the eleven sanctuaries are droned in the separate holy places. This is a standout amongst the most essential celebrations in the locale which draws a large number of guests.
About The Temple
Sri Deiva Naayaga Perumal Temple : It is trusted that Lord Narayana wedded Goddess Lakshmi Devi , she emgered out of Thiruparkadal, which is as far as anyone knows situated in this temple. As all thecame in a gathering to this place, this spot is named as Thiru devanar thogai. This is arranged on the stream's banks Manni. It is trusted that the devotees’ union of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
In the temple, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi show up in the marriage pose,the Vimaanam and Pushkarani are named Shobana Vimaanam and Shobana Pushkarani individually. Additionally this is spot of reverence to the celertial persons and the pushkarani isalso named as Devashaba Pushkarani. Among the Saptha rishis, Vashista, who is the Lord's child Brahma, is considered as the top –ranking individual. So Lord Deiva Nayagan offered dharsan to this incredible Rishi as youthful wedded couple. The icons of Thaayar and Perumal are of little size just. In spite of the fact that it is a Vishnu temple, there is a cemetery, the most loved spot of Lord Shiva, in the lawn of this temple.
Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.
About the Deity
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Gopala Krishnan. Otherwise called Rajagopalan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam confronting his thirumugham towards east bearing. Prathyaksham for Vishwaksenar (Senai Thalaivar) and Rudran. The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Madavaral Mangai. She is also called with the name Sengamala Naachiyaar.
Legend and Stories
According to legend, Lord Shiva began moving in wrath at Thirunangur after the passing of his consort Uma, because of the penance of Daksha. Every time a lock of his hair fell and touched the ground, eleven different types of Lord Shiva would show up. The Gods were concerned that if this proceeded with, whole earth and every one of their manifestations would be pulverized. They implored ruler Vishnu to offer assistance. Ruler Vishnu listened to them and showed up before Lord Shiva. On seing Vishnu, Lord Shiva's outrage was conciliated. In any case, to neutralize the eleven types of him that had been made, he asked master Vishnu to likewise show up in eleven structures. The eleven structures in which Lord Vishnu showed up in Thirunangur were all in better places. Those eleven spots in thirunangur are the place
Another legend says that Kundalai was sent to disturb Saint Dhurvasa’s penance. However, when she did so, the Saint cursed her that she would be born as a hunter’s daughter. In her next life, the curse took effect and she was born as a hunter’s daughter and married another hunter. One day, Lord Varuna, the rain god, saw her and fell in love with her. As a result, she bore a son, Vishwaksenar. Vishwaksenar did a lot of penance and as a reward was made chief of the Nithyasuris. Vishwaksenar wanted to have a darshan of Lord Krishna. So, he again performed penance. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Krishna appeared before him along with his wives, Rukmini and Satyabhama.
Ushathkalam Pooja – 8 a.m.
Kalasanthi Pooja – 10:00 a.m.
Sayarakshai Pooja – 5:00 p.m.
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam and Garudasevai – January or February,Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam – May or June. Dwaraka Lord is seen here as Gopalakrishnan. This place is said to have powers equivalent to a visit to Dwaraka itself. Being one of the 108 Divya Desas, during the Tamil month Thai, January-February, next to the new moon day, the deities of 11 temples assemble here for Garuda Seva according to tradition. Thirumangai Azhwar visits the place to offer his Mangalasasanam to all the Perumals-deities. When the paddy crop waves by the wind, the devotees here consider it that Thirumangai Azhwar has come to the place. During the festival, after Thirumangai Azhwar does the Mangalasasanam, Manavalamamunigal, most respected Vaishnava Acharyas comes next to offer his Mangalasasanam. Devotees throng in huge numbers to enjoy this festival event
On every day next to Thai Amavasai (New moon day in the Tamil Month Thai), the perumal of this temple is taken in the Garuda Vahanam to join the Thirunaangur Garuda sevai. It is First and one among the Thirunaangur Thirupathi’s.
The closest airport is in Trichy.
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Nagapattinam.The Nearest Railway station is at Sirkali.
Among many other places to visit in Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam is the one that must not be skipped. Nagapattinam is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Sri Gopalakrishnan (Rajagopalan) Swamy Temple,
Tamil Nadu – 609106.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For peace of mind
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The Temple is open from 07:00 am to 11:00 am and from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm.