This Divyadesam is found inside the temple complex of Ulagalandha Perumal Temple. Kanchipuram is 70 kilometres from chennai, 36 kilometres from chengalpattu. The temple is adored by the Mangalasasanam hymn of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar. Vaikunda Ekadasi is grandly celebrated in the temple in Tamil Margazhi covering December-January. Thiru Neeragan, is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram. The legend behind this divya desam is that Neer, the water is the primary and necessary element and elixir of all the life on the earth. To explain this, Sri Narayanan is giving his seva as "Jagadeswar Perumal". The Perumal is also called as "Thiru Neeragathan". It symbolises that as water rushes towards the place where there is a small opening or hole, likewise, Lord flows into the hearts of the bhaktas and and fill their soul with bhakthi. The Divya Desams revered by the Alwars in Vishnu Kanchi are Attigiri (the vast Varadaraja Perumal temple), Ashtabuyakaram, Tiruttankaa, Tiruvelukkai and Tiruvegkaa, while those in Shiva Kanchi are Tiru Oorakam (Ulagalanda Perumaal Koyil), Tiru Neeragam,Tiruppaatakam, Nilaattingal Tundam, Tirukkaaragam, Tirukkaarvaanam, Tirukkalvanur, Tiruppavalavannam and Parameswara Vinnagaram. The vast Ekambreswarar temple(Prithvi Stalam) revered by the Tevaram hymns, is located in Periya (Shiva) Kanchi, as are the Kamakshiamman and the Kanda Kottam temples.
There are four divyadesams in a solitary temple complex. Master Vishnu took the Vamana avatharam to quit King Mahabali's endeavor to obtain Indra's swarga lokam and restore Indra's forces. At the point when King Mahabali guaranteed to give 3 feet of area to Lord Vishnu who was camouflaged as a diminutive person Brahmin, Lord Vishnu measured the earth and sky with one feet, the paradise with the second feet and requested that the King where keep the third feet. Since the King was a passionate aficionado of Lord Vishnu he requested that the Lord keep the third feet on his head and the Lord did as needs be and sent the King to the under world, consequently satisfying his motivation of taking the Vamana avathara. The Lord took the type of Ulagalandha perumal to satisfy the King's wish to see the Lord in full frame. The Lord likewise showed up in a littler structure as Adiseshan. The Lord here is otherwise called Ooragathaan. The Lord is more than 30ft high with the left leg at right point parallel to the ground and right leg on Mahabali's head. The two stages taken by the master are shown by the two fingers extended in the left hand and one finger on the right hand as scrutinizing the King where to keep the third feet. There are four divyadesams in a solitary temple complex. Pushkarani is Akroora Theertham. Vimanam is Jagadeeshwara Vimanam.
About The Temple
Master Kalva Perumal graces on a divider right of the Gayatri Mandap confronting southeast heading. On the left divider graces Mother Mahalakshmi just with two hands against the customary four in an adoring structure which is credited to Her shedding Her pride. Mother Mahalakshmi likewise graces without a structure (Aroopa-nebulous) in another divider behind Kamakshi Sanctum. It shows up as though the structure is part. Individuals venerate with kumkum on this structure so that they would vanquish pride created by a wonderful composition. Devotees need to worship Lord Kalava Perumal and Mother Mahalakshmi strictly when revering Aroopa Lakshmi Thayar.
About the Deity
The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Neeragathan. He is also named as Jagadeeshwarar. He is found in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards East direction. The Perumal is Prathyaksam for Akroorar. The Thaayar found in this Sthalam is Nilamangai Valli.
Legend and Stories
As Mother Kamakshi is incomparable and prevailing in this area, the nivedhnas and puja codes took after for Her, is followed in all sanctuaries. Abishek to Kalva Perumal is performed just with an oil called Sambiranai Thailam. As indicated by a story, Emperor Dasaratha worshipped Mother Kamakshi and Kalva Perumal before performing the yajna looking for Son Boon. It is additionally said that Lord Kalva Perumal exhorted Dasaratha to so. Sage Durvasa, however a Lord Shiva’s devotees had worshipped Lord Kalva Perumal. There is a mandap before the sanctum as the Gayatri Mandap in Mother Kamakshi holy place furthermore one under this mandap with Mother Kamakshi, it is said. It is clarified that however the temple fits in with Kamakshi, She manages with due appreciation to Her senior Brother Kalva Perumal. Those entering this mandap need to sit and worship. Siblings are encouraged to worship Mother Kamakashi the sister and Lord Kalva Perumal the sibling at the same time for welcoming relationship. Vishnu and Mother Mahalakshmi were talking about the wrongdoings and great deeds of people and their illusions about material accomplishments. Over the span of the discussion, the subject turned on excellence, identity and so on. Mother Mahalakshmi said that individuals get to be prosperous at Her extremely locate on the grounds that She was reasonable in appearance and went ahead to bother Lord on the grounds that He was dull in shading. Master smilingly answered that genuine magnificence was in the brain and not in outside looks which just took individuals to illusions. Mother did not subscribe to this hypothesis. Master said, "You can love excellence however it ought not do right by you. You have put more significance and adoration on your excellence. You will get to be undefined and your excellence won't be obvious." Mother did not expect this condemnation and looked for His exoneration and approach to alleviation. Ruler Vishnu prompted Her to perform retribution at a place that would bring a crorefold advantage for a solitary request to God. Mother Mahalakshmi came to Kancheepuram where Mother Parvathi excessively performed atonement on Lord Ekambareswara. Mahalaskhmi recovered Her unique structure. Because of her extraordinary compensation, She turned out to be superlatively lovely that drew Lord Vishnu Himself. He saw Her stowing away without Her insight and consequently called Kalva (covering up like a criminal) Perumal. The other story is that Lord Vishnu was listening to a discussion Mothers Kamakshi and Mahalakshmi had on the banks Pancha Theertha from behind stowing away. Henceforth, the name came "Kalva."
Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
Irandamkalam Pooja -7:00 p.m.
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 10:00 p.m.
Brahmotsavam Festival – January or February
Vamana Jayanthi Festival – August or September
Navaratri Festival – October
The temple is in the prestigious list of the 108 Divyadesas of Perumal. Lord blesses the devotees in a standing form with his right leg pressed on the ground with the left upward. There are four divyadesams in a single temple complex. Thirumangai azhwar praised three divyadesams - Thiru Neeragam, Thiru Kaaragam and Thiru Kaaravannam in a single paasuram along with Thiru Ooragam. The Lord is said to fulfil the wishes of unmarried girls and childless couples.
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Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport.
Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals.
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few kms from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.
Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple / Thiruneeragam,
Kamakshi Amman Sannidhi St, Periya, Kanchipuram,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
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.