This temple lies on the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. It's about 2 miles away from Keevalur Railway station. In Naagapatinam to Sikkal (or) Keevalur bus route alight at Aazhiyur stopping and from there its 3/4 miles away arrangements for staying is not possible. Located about 8kilometres West of Nagapattinam, off the Nagapattinam- Thiruvarur Highway, is Damodara Narayanan Divya Desam in Thiru Kannangudi, which is also part of the Pancha Krishna Kshetram. This is the final point of Krishnaranya Kshetram, which begins at Naachiyar Koil in Thiru Naraiyur and passes through Thiru Cherai, Kannamangai and Kannapuram. The period of origin is 2000 years or earlier. The Moolavar is Loganathaperumal and Shyamalameni Perumal. The Thayar is Loganayaki, Pushkarani is Ravana Pushkarini, Vimanam is Udhbala Vimanam and Mangalaashaasanam is Thirumangai Aazvaar.
About the deity
The Moolavar of this kshetram is Sri Loganathan. Also named as Shayamala Meni perumal. The Moolavar is giving his seva in the standing posture facing east. Prathyaksham for Bhrigu Maharishi, Brahma devan, Uparisaravasu, Gowtha Marishi and Thirumangai Alwar. The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Sri Loganaayaki. The Utsavar Thayaar is Sri Aravinda valli. The Utsavar of this sthalam is Damodhara Narayanan.
Legends and Stories
Long back Vashita Maharishi made an icon of Krishna in Butter. In any case, the margarine did not liquefy because of his immaculate commitment. For a long time he adored Lord Krishna made out of margarine. The Lord needed to test him and subsequently he changed himself into a little kid (of Yadhava position or Idai kulam) and began eating the margarine symbol. At the point when Vashita saw this he lost him temper and began to pursue the kid, who was running towards west side, when the kid was crossing a Magizha Maram, other rishi's who were performing atonement there got the kid and tied him up in the tree. At that point at long last the kid demonstrated to him up. Master Krishna was remaining at the young men place. Hence from the same spot where he stood that day, he favors us as the Lord Dhamodhara and Dhamodhara Narayanan. So as Lord Krishna was tied here by rishi's this spot is known as Thirukannankudi (Kudi means spot of sit tight). This spot is identified with Ramayana and Mahabaratha. In Ramayana, Lord Rama was the Vashista Maharishi however at this spot Lord Krishna takes the instructor's post and shows understudy Vashista. In Mahabharatham, Lord Krishna was tied by Mother Yashoda for the reason of eating margarine. For pretty much same reason he was tied here by rishi's.This occurrence educates an imperative lesson moreover. In spite of the fact that by eating his own particular picture, the Lord Showed that Paramathma can overwhelm another Paramathma, it can be ruler is in compass to man on the off chance that he tries Magizh - Uragapuli - Thola Vazhaku - Oorakinaru - old saying rotating in regards to this spot. Presently give us a chance to see the above's clarification Tamil saying.
As said before Maharishi's who were on repentance tied Lord Krishna in a Magizha tree. This tree lives even today behind the temple and it's being said that this tree would never pass on. Likewise Utsavar Dhamodara Narayanan lies just as fixing to the tree with a rope. Kaya implies never to pass on. So this clarifies Kaya Magizh. Namalwar was in Athma Samathi state without sleepign under a Tamarind tree. Thirumangai alwar in the wake of finishing the compound mass of Sri Rangam requested that Namalwar perform Thiruvaimozhi Utsavam. In a manner Dhamodhara perumal helped Thirumangai Alwar to finish his occupation and can look for Namalwar for his talk regd. Thiruvaimozhi. Here the term Uranga puli alludes to Namalwar. develop a compound divider to SriRangam temple. In any case, cash deficiency take. In course, when he came to Nagapatinam, he discovered a Golden statue of Lord Budha there and attempted to take it. Be that as it may, a wheel was mpossible to victimize the icon. Along these lines, Thirumangai Mannan went over the ocean to discover the individual who made this game plan. He discovered him and learnt the strategy to stop the wheel at After getting of the boat, Alwar documented a suit at the neighborhood court and won a large portion of the sacks of boat. After that by embeddings a banana tree husk, he ceased the haggle the brilliant symbol. Be that as it may, the friars saw him and began to pursue him. He did the icon at Thirukannankudi almost a bramble and later took it to SriRangam. At the point when the friars requested that arrival the icon he said that following two days he would give back the symbol upto the little finger and gave them simply that finger alone ministers recorded a case and because of his sharp wordings Thirumangai Alwar turned out this case as well. As he got triumph in both the cases, the cases were called (ie) case without annihilation.
Vaanamaamalai kshetram has been Mangalasaasanamed by Nammalwar. In this specific kshetram there's a well which contains no water however oil. This oil has medicinal qualities and when taken cures numerous maladies. As commitment would cure Athma's diesease the oil of this well cures real included in the expression. As Dhamodhara perumal watched the Buddha, Thirumangai Alwar had the capacity complete the divider and welcome Nammalwar for talk. So Thirukannankudi has assumed a backhanded part in the above viewpoints and in this manner the expression is clarified. At kannankudi, Lord shows him off as Purijaganatha purushotama Loga naayakan and Dhamodhara Naarayanan. Loga Naayagan implies the world's lord. So here he acts like a ruler and as Dhamodharan Narayana he tells that notwithstanding lord of the world isnt capable before unadulterated and adoration and commitment. Thus this spot Thirukannankudi, Thirupullam boothamkudi, Ayodhya, Puri, SriRangam, Alwar thirunagari and Vaanamaamalai. Brighu Maharishi is the child of Bhrama. Along these lines he is a grandson to the Lord god. The same Brighu Maharishi was conceived as Hemarishi and gave his little girl Komalavalli to god as his wife. Along these lines he is father-in-law to the god. Along these lines, for this Brighu and his dad Bhrama. The Lord Dhamodharan demonstrated his truth self. Uparisaravasu, was the ruler of Sethi Kingdom. He was exceptionally lived one man - one wife life. Because of his great behavior he got pushpaka vimana from Lord Indra and had the capacity fly in it in the sky. Through his life he was staunch in his one man - one wife conviction. On the Gowthama Maharishi spelled his wife for her awful direct. Accordingly for both these great persons Dhamodhara Perumal gave uncommon dharsan. To forgo us the wrong way, the pushkarani is named after the detestable devil things demonstrates that great and wickedness never goes unnoticed by the god.
Chittirai Utsavam – April or May
Navaratri – September or October
Vaikunta Ekadasi – December or January
Unlike in other Divya Desams where Garuda is seen with folded hands, he is seen here with his hands around his body. Another unique feature at this temple is the similarity of the Moolavar and Utsavar idols of Goddess, not seen in any other Divya Desam.
Nagapattinam railway junction connects Thiruvarur in the west, Nagore in the north, Velankanni in the south and Karaikal in the east. There is a daily express train to Chennai via Mayiladuthurai and Ernakulam via Coimbatore and it connects all major cities.
The nearest Airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport, located 145 km (90 miles) away from the town.
Extensive network of roads connect it to Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Pondicherry, Thanjavur and all other major cities. Nagapattinam is located at a distance of about 330kms from Chennai by Road.
Sri Loganatha Perumal Temple, Thirukkannangudi, Nagapattnam District, Tamil Nadu, India, Pincode – 611104.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.
6 am to 12 noon, 5 pm to 8 pm.