Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple is located in Ezhuthanikara Street, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
About The Temple
Veeraraghavaperumal Kallazhagar will come to Vaigai river on a golden yellow horse. Earlier, Veeraraghava Perumal would come to the place on his silver horse moving this way and that way in a dancing manner which people call ‘Vaiyazhi Nadai’. He will greet Kallazhagar saying "Hellow Brother come". Kallazhagar would be seated in a mandap, Veeraraghava Perumal would go around Him thrice. Veeraraghava Perumal would receive the first honour from Kallazhagar with Theertham, Parivattam (silk turban) and a garland. Then Veeraraghava Perumal graces dharsan from the mandap to the devotees.
Legend and Stories
Many years ago, the festival of Kallazhagar coming to the river was celebrated at Thenur near Solavandan. The festival mandaps were made of paddy straws. Once, during the festival, the paddy straws caught fire. The devotees including the king moved away from the fire for protection. But, a priest by name Amudha jumped into the fire risking his life, took the idol from flames and threw it on the river sand and fainted. The King told the priest that though he enjoyed receiving the first honour, he only thought of saving himself from fire. The King said that the priest would have the honour in future. The priest replied saying that he was not for the honour and the Veeraraghava Perumal whom he was serving should get the title in future. Following this event, even after change of venue of the festival, when Kallazhagar comes in his golden horse to Vaigai, the first honour is accorded to Veeraraghava Perumal.
Chitra Poornima (April-May), Aadi Pooram (July-August), Navarathri (September-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi (December-January) and Panguni Uthiram (March-April) are the festivals celebrated in the temple
Prayers are submitted to Lord for child boon, marriage, trade development, success in litigations, removal of fear from enemies, good understanding between the couples and for relief from planetary adverse effects.
Devotees offer special abishek to Sri Ranganatha on Fridays at Sukra Hora time before 8-9 p.m. Tirumanjanam is offered on Poornima days (full moon day) to Veeraraghava Perumal and to Pallikonda Ranganathar (lying form) on new moon days (Amavasya)
How To Reach Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, Madurai
The nearest airport is Madurai Airport.
The nearest railway station is Madurai Railway Station.
The temple is in South Masi Street in Veeraraghavaperumal street on the Ezhuthanikara street junction.
Sri Veeraraghava Perumal, temple, Veeraraghava Perumal Temple Street,
Ezhuthanikara Street Junction, South Masi Street,
Madurai - 625001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Seeking Child boon
- Marriage boon
- Relief from adverse planetary effects
- Removal fear of enemies
- Marital bliss
- Success in lawsuits and trade
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 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.