The Nallandavar Temple is located in Mannaparai and is dedicated to God Nallandavar. This place is known as the region where God Sri Rama killed the magic deer and was known as Maan (deer) Poondi. Later, it changed to Mamundi after a king named Mamundi Vallal who was known a powerful warrior and very charitable. He was also believed to have had some super powers. As he protected the people and governed the people in a fair manner, the place is named after him. Another story associated with the temple says that when the Saptha Kannikas, Brahmi, Maheswari, Goumari, Vaishnavi, Vaarahi, Indirani and Chamundi were bathing in a tank, they were harassed by some hooligans. They cried out for help and King Mamundi rushed to protect the Kannikas. Grateful for his prompt and timely help, they said that as their elder brother, he would be known as Nallannan, Nallandavar, Nalliah and Mamundi. There are individual shrines for God Anumadhi Vinayaka, Madurai Veeran, Parikarar, Ezhu Karuppanaswami, Omkara Vinayaka, Pechiamman, Pattathu Yanai, Nallandavar Yanai, Teppakulam Murugan and Sri Anjaneya. Saptha Kannikas are respected as the sisters of Nallandavar and are installed nearby in a separate shrine. Pujas are performed first only to Sapthakannikas. An ascetic from North named Lada Sanyasi was asked by Nallandavar to stay here itself to help the devotees and bless them. Accordingly, the saint is here in a separate shrine with His legs tied. Second Puja is offered to him. The third puja goes to God Nallandavar.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Resolution to family problems
- End of disputes between brothers
- Marital discord
- Remedy for poisonous bites
- For psychological problems in women
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.
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.3 p.m. To 8 p.m.