Monday, June 8, 2020

Soundarraja Neelamegha Perumal- Tiru nagai, Divyadesam, Tamolnadu

This is a  beautiful temple situated in the middle of  Nagapattinam town just about a couple of kilometres from the rail station.
Soundarraja Perumal is the main deity here and as the name suggests the Lord here is very handsome  and His consort is Soundarvalli.
Lord here is also known as  Neelamegha Perumal.
This temple is more than 1000 years old built around 8th century by Medieval Cholas and later by Tanjavur Nayaks.

It is believed that the Lord appeared here to sage Markendeya , Dhruva and to Goddess Bhoomadevi.
King of Nagas, Adisesha worshipped Vishnu here and this place came to be known as  Naga Pattinam.
The Lord  here is extolled in Nalayiram Divya Prabandham by Thirumangai Alwar.

Sharing a few pictures below.


KParthasarathi said...

Thank you very much Chitra for this wonderful write up.
I wish I get an opportunity to pray at this temple.

chitra said...

Thank you Kp for your comment. If you get an opportunity do visit this temple.