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Thiru Naagai - Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple



Thiru Naagai - Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple, is located in Nagapattinam, TamilNadu.This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This Holy Temple is one among 108 Divya Desam.

This temple has very big Gopuram having fifteen vimanas. The vimana above the Moolavar sannadhi consists of five kalasams.Here Neelamega perumal lies in standing posture whereas Govindaraja perumal is in sitting posture and Ranganatha perumal in Sleeping posture.

Also inside this temple there are seperate sannadhis for Lord Pachivannar, Pavalavannar, Varadharajar, Ramar, Srinivasar, Vaikundanathar, Sri Aandal, Aanchaneyar and Garudan.In Lord Ranganathar sannadhi there is an wounderful Bronze idol of Lord Narashima with eight hands.

One hand of Narashima safely secures prahalatha, one hand blesses him by touching his head and the other hand's are killing Hiranya.At the same time he is save prahalatha (ie) good things and destroy Hiranya (ie) bad or evil things.Also it is said that, after giving dharsan to the little boy Dhuruva who performed a hard penance, Narashimar has come here.



This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. There's a railway station at Nagapatinam and bus facilities are plenty.

It has to be noted that, the lord god gave place in his cap for Dhurva who suffered a lot due to his step mother, and in the other hand in the same lap he has killed Hiranya who was his enemy.Utsava kola Thaayar Gajalakshmi poses as being prayed by Elephant here.

Moolavar :The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Neelamega Perumal. The Moolavar is giving his seva in standing position facing his thirumugham towards east direction and having Gadhayudham (a weapon) in his hand. Prathyaksham for Lord Brama, Naagarajan and Thirumangai alwar.

Thayaar :The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Soundaryavalli. The Utsavar Thayaar is Gajalakshmi.

Utsavar :The Utsavar of this sthalam is Soundarya Rajan.

Mangalasasanam:Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.Total - 10 Paasurams.

Pushkarani:  Sara Pushkarani.

Vimanam: Soundarya Vimaanam.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • 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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