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Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple



Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple (also known as Thirumohoor  or  Tirumogoor temple) is a hindu temple near Melur, Madurai district,  Tamil Nadu, India.

The temple is one of the "108 divya desams", and is located 12 km north-east of Madurai. It is also known as  Mohanapuram and Mohana kshetram. The temple is accessible by the town bus services available from Madurai.

Sudarsanar (Chakkarathalwar) has 16 hands with 16 weapons, rolling feet and the idol bears holy mantra letters.  This is the only temple where Sudarsanar has all these special aspects.

Thirumohur is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desas.  The presiding deity Himself led Nammalvar to Vaikunta.  Thirumohur is the Divyadesa where Perumal took the Mohini (enchanting woman form).  A single visit and prayer in the temple guarantees salvation to the devotee.

Kaala Megham means Dark Cloud which has rain drops in it.The almighty here is with full of Boons which will given to the devotees whenever they needed like how the cloud gives the rain. Hence the almighty is being worshipped as Kaala Megap Perumal.

He always provides the direction and guiding the devotees who worship him to attain Moksha. Hence He is also worshipped as Maarga Bandhu. The speciality of the temples is that Chakrathaalwar - Sudharsanar, who is one among the Five Weapons of Sreeman Narayanan.



Thirumoghur Divyadesam familiarly worshipped as Kaalamegap Perumal Temple is located 10 KM East of Madurai on the way to Melur.

It is believed that Lord Maha Vishnu had taken Mohini Avatar to distribute the Nectar only to the Devas and not to Asuars, here in this place.Hence the place was called as Mohiniyur and later named as Moghur.

The Moolavar Kaalamegap Perumal is blessing in his Standing Posture facing East.

His Gadha in hi Left Hand and positioned hi Rsight Hand in such a way that he Gives Varam - Boon to the devotees who came to worship him.The temple tank is worshipped as Ksheerapthi Theertham.

10 day Vaikasi Brammotsavam (May-June), Vaikunta Ekadasi (December-January), Gajendra Moksham in the Masi Poornima day in February - March, 2 day Panguni Thirukalyanam (March-April), Krishna Jayanthi are the main festival observed in the temple.

The temple is opened from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Moolavar     :  Kalamegaperumal

Urchavar    :   Thirumoghurappan With Panchayudham

Amman / Thayar:  Mohanavalli

Thala Virutcham  :Vilwa

Theertham   :Ksheerapthi

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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