The temple is located in Thiru Manimaada Kovil, Tamil Nadu. The main deity is Badrinarayanar and Amman (Thayar). This temple is a 108 Divya Desam Koil.
About The Temple
This temple is in Thiru Nangur and is called Thiru Manimadakoil. It's about 5 miles (8 kms) away from Seerkazhi. It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis, and bigger among all. As with the other temples in Thiru Nangur, the same legend that says that Vishnu took eleven forms as requested by Lord Shiva and has been blessing the devotees. Seven temples of Thirunangur, Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram, Thiru Vanpurushotaman, Vaikuntha Vinnagaram, Thiru Thetriyambalam, Thiru Thevanar Thiruthogai, Thiru Manikoodam and Thiru Kavalampadi are administered under one adheenam and have direct patronage by Sri Sri Maharanyam Muralidhara Swamigal.
About the Deity
The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Narayana Perumal. His consort is known as Badrinarayanar and Amman (Thayar).
Legend and Stories
Legends of all the eleven temples of Thirunangur are closely associated with each other. Lord Shiva started dancing in fury at this place after the death of his consort Uma due to the yagna (sacrifice) of Daksha. Each time his lock of hair touched the ground; there were eleven other forms of Shiva who appeared. The celestial deities were worried that if the dance continues, it would result in decimation of entire creations. They prayed to Vishnu for help, who appeared at this place. On seeing Vishnu, Shiva's anger was reduced and he requested Vishnu to appear in eleven forms like he did. On his request, Vishnu appeared in eleven different forms at Tirunangur. The eleven places where Vishnu appeared are believed to be where the eleven temples in Tirunangur are located. The eleven Rudras, called Ekadas Rudras and king of devas,Indra, are believed to have worshiped Vishnu at this temple. The presiding deity of Badrinath Temple, Badrinath, is believed to have visited the place on the request of Shiva. Ramanuja is believed to have learnt Tirumandiram from Thirukoshtiyur Nambi at this place
There are no hotels in Thiru Nangur. Mayavaram or Sirkazhi is the place to stay.
Where to EatThere are no big restaurants here. You can reach Mayavaram or Sirkazhi town for lunch / dinner.
Nearby Place To Visit
Reaching Velankanni by road is much convenient as 'East Coast Road' pass through this town. Railway track work has been completed up to Velankanni which connects Velankanni with Nagapattinam. Passenger services got started on this route with effect from 21 December, 2010. There are two local trains running towards Nagapattinam daily in the morning and evening. Now there also exists Velankanni Express Train (No: 17315) from Vasco-Da-Gama (VSG) in Goa to Velankanni(VLKN) andVelankanni-VSG Express Train (No:17316) from Velankanni(VLKN) to Vasco-Da-Gama(VSG). Nagapattinam, which is just 12 km away using seashore road or 18 km using proper road, is well rail-connected to all major cities in India through Chennai and Trichy. Taxi services can be availed from Nagapattinam to Velankanni for a charge of about 250. The nearest airport is in Tiruchirapalli International Airport at distance of about 165 km. It is an International airport with daily domestic flights to Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai, Bangalore,Madurai, Coimbatore, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur etc., as well as many international flights. Taxi services are available from Tiruchirappalli to Velankanni for a fare of 2000 approx. for an INDICA Cab
Sri Narayana Perumal Temple,
Thiru Manimaada Kovil,
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.