108 Divya Desams !! Thiru Thalaichanga Nanmadhiyam Sri Nan Madhiya Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiru Thalaichanga Nanmdhiyam is one of the 108 Divyadesams of Lord Vishnu located 12kms east of Shirkazhi, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Moolavar - Thiru Nan Madhiya Perumal , Utsavar – Vyoma Jyoti Piran with his consort Moolavar - Goddess Sri Thalaichanga Nacchiyar, Utsavar – Sri Semkamalavalli Thayar

Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar

Pushkarani – Chandra Pushkarani

Vimanam – Chandra Vimanam

Prathyaksham to – Lord Chandra, Nithyasuris, Deities

Festivals – Navaratri Utsavam, Pavitrostavam, Vaikundha Ekadashi

The legend has Lord Chandra married to 27 daughters of Dakshaprajapati with a promise to keep all the daughters equally contented and peaceful.    Unfortunately, Lord Chandra could not keep up his promise to Dakshaprajapati.  He found immense pleasure in the company of one of his wives Revathi and disregarded rest of them.  Hence, it created an extreme unhappiness and grief amongst them.  Dakshaprajapati came to know about the reason for his daughters sorrow and cursed Lord Chandra.  Due to the curse of Dakshaprajapati, Lord Chandra started to diminish his brightness afflicted with the illness of ‘Kshaya’ (shrink). 

Lord Chandra prayed to Lord Vishnu for the liberation from the curse.  Lord Chandra arrived on this sacred land at the divine instruction of Lord Vishnu.  He had a holy dip on the pond situated here and underwent severe austerities praying to Lord.  The most compassionate Lord was pleased at the devotion of Lord Chandra.  Lord Sriman Narayana with his consort appeared before him and blessed Lord Chandra with the liberation from the curse.  Hence, the deity has got its name Chandra Sapa Harar.

Another legend has that Lord Chandra who was the son of Rishi Atri and Thara was learning under the guidance of Deva Guru Brihaspati.  Lord Chandra cast an evil eye on Guru Patni.  It made Guru Brihaspati cursed him to shrink his beauty and brightness. 

This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.00 AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 8.00PM in the evening.

Contact Person - Sri .T.Varadarajan Bhattar Swamin - 9965273712.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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