108 Divya Desams !! Thirunagai Sri Soundararaja Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thirunagai Sri Soundararaja Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples built by the Naga Kings; there were abundance of contributions made by the Kings of Maratha and Nayaks too.

Presiding deity – Utsavar - Sri Soundararaja Perumal, Moolavar – Neelamegha Perumal  with his consort Goddess Sri Soundaravalli Thayar

Pushkarani – Sara Pushkarani

Vimanam -  Soundarya Vimanam

Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar

Worshipped by – Serpent Gods in Kritha Yuga, Bhoomi Devi in Thretha Yugam and Sage Markandeya in Dwaparayugam.

Prathyaksham to – Lord Brahma, Serpent Lord, Thirumangai Alwar

Sannidhi – Lord Narasimha and Alwars

Festivals – Chithirai Utsavam, Vaikasi Vasantosavam,Vaikundha Ekadashi

In Kritha Yuga the Serpent Lord underwent severe penance praying to Lord Vishnu.  Lord was pleased at the devotion of Serpent Lord Adishesha and accepted him as his celestial vehicle.  Ever since Lord Adisesha began his self-less service to Lord at all times.  Hence, this place has got its name Nagai. 

Another legend has that Druva, Son of King Uthanapadha underwent penance to get possession of the entire world under his regime and he prayed to Lord Vishnu.  He followed strict austerities in this sacred land.  The compassionate Lord appeared before Druva in one of his most beautiful form on his celestial vehicle Garuda.  After seeing the most attractive form of Lord, Druva completely forgot his longing to rule the entire world and requested Lord to provide Salvation.

This temple remains open from 7.30AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 5.30PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – Sri Raman Bhattar , S/o. Sri Rangaraja Bhattar – 9442213741,
10 – North Madavalangam,
Nagapattinam District.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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