Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thirumanikoodam Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple 8th Tirunangur Divyadesham

This temple is yet another Divyadesham of Vishnu. Lord here is known as Manikooda Nayagan.

The Utsavar is Gajendra Varadar and he graces the sanctum standing tall with his consorts  Boodevi and Sreedevi. Sreedevi is known as Tirumamagal Nachiyar.
Santana Gopala is yet another idol seen  resting under serpent Adisesha. 

This temple is glorified in Divya Prabhandam by Tirumagai Azhwar.
Legend:
Chandra had incurred a curse and he got relieved from it when he worshipped the Lord Varadaraja here after bathing in the Pushkarini here. It is believed that Lord here wears Chandra as his ornament .

 Tirumangai Azhwar praised Lord here along with Mahalakshmi as one with the Lord hence there is no separate shrine for Goddess here. 











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