108 Divya Desams !! Thirumanimada Kovil Sri Narayana Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thirumanimada Kovil is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Nangur in Shirkazhi, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Sri Nayaranan/Nandaivilakku Nara Narayanan with Goddess Sri Pundareekavalli Thayar

Pushkarani – Indra Pushkarani, Rudra Pushkarani,

Mangalsasanam – Thiru Mangaialwar

Vimanam – Pranava Vimanam

Worshipped by – Lord Indra

Prathyaksham to – Lord Indra, Ekadasha Rudra

Sannidhis – Thirukottiyur Nambi,

Festivals – Garuda Sevai in the month of Thai,

The legend has that Lord Indra was cursed by Sage Durvasa and lost all his glories and wealth. Once, Lord Indra was pompously riding on his Royal elephant Irathava.   Sage Durvasa met Lord Indra on his way and offered a splendid flower garland which was used for the worship of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi.  Lord Indra accepted the garland callously and placed it on the elephant Iravatha carelessly.  Unluckily the garland was flipped away by the elephant and trampled with its foot.  Sage Durvasa felt humiliated and cursed Lord Indra to lose his glories and wealth.  Later, the deities and demons decided to churn the milky ocean to recover the lost glories and powers.  While churning was in progress Goddess Srimahalakshmi emerged out of the ocean and blissfully took her seat on the chest of Lord Sriman Narayana.  Lord Indra arrived on this sacred land to worship Lord Narayana after regaining his glories & wealth and got Dharshan of  Lord.

This temple remains open from 8.00AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – Sri Narayana Swamin - 9443985845.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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