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Thiru Naagai - Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple

Thiru Naagai - Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple, Nagapattinam

Temple Location :

About the Temple:

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

Sthala Puranam:

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.

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.


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.


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


The Utsavar of this sthalam is Soundarya Rajan.


  • Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.
    Total - 10 Paasurams.

Sara Pushkarani.

Soundarya Vimaanam.
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