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Loganatha Perumal Temple

Significance

Significance


Loganatha Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu  located 2 km away from Sikkal, Tamil Nadu,India on the Tiruvarur-Nagapatnam highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.

The temple has a 5-tier rajagopuram and a vast temple complex. The temple tank is right outside the temple. The prime deity, Loganathar has an imposing image.

Once Vashishta Maharishi created an idol of Lord Krishna purely in butter. Due to his pure devotion, the butter never melt and the sage started worshippping the idol for years and years. One day the ALMIGHTY wanted to test his devotion and came down to sage's hermitage as a Small Yadhava Boy.

At that time sage was not ther in his hermitage. The boy started playing with and eating the Butter Idol. When sage entered into his hermitage he was shocked b seeing that one small boy was eating the butter idol and got angered.

By noticing the sage, the boy ran away. Sage started to chase him. When the boy crossing a Magizha Tree, the sage around the tree caught the boy and tied him up in that tree itself. Finally the boy shown darshan as Lord Krishna. Hence the almighty is blessing as Dhamodhara Narayanan and the Sthla Vriksham as Kaaya Maghizhai.

About

About


Thirukannangudi Sri Loganatha Perumal Divyadesam  is located around 8 KM west of Nagappattinam on the way to Thiruvarur.  Thirukannangudi is also one of the Krishraranya Kshetrams.

The Remaining Krishnaranya Kshetrams are the nearby Thirukannamangai  and  Thirukannapuram in Nagappattinam, Therazhandhur in Mayiladuthurai Thirukavithalam familiarly worshipped as Kabisthalam in Kumbakonam.

The almighty is Blessing in Thirukannangudi with his consorts Sreedevi and Neeladevi. Thirukannangudi is also one of the Pancha Narayana Kshetram.  Remaining Pancha Narayana Kshetrams are Anandha Narayanan inAbarandharai, Varadha Narayanan in Alatthur, Deva Narayanan in Thevoor and Yadhava Narayanan in Keevalur. Devotees can worship Periya Thiruvadi Garudalwar with folded hands here. Both Moolavar and Utsavar Thayars resembles each other.

Moolavar   : Loganathan, Shyamalameni Perumal

Utsavar    :  Dhamodhara Narayanan

Thayar    :  Loganayagi, Aravindavalli Nachiyar

Blessing Posture   : Standing Pose Facing East Abaya Hastham

Pushkarini   :  Shravana Theertham, Nithya Pushkarini

Vimanam    : Uthpalavadhaga Vimanam

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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