Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple with the history, architecture, etc.
Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple is one of the famous temples in Madurai regarded as one of the 108 Divya Desams and is also known as Mohana Kshetram and Mohanapuram. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is worshipped as Neelamega Perumal along with his wife Thirukannapuram Nayagi (Goddess Lakshmi Devi).
Manavala Mamunigal, Nammazhwar, Pillai Perumal Lyengar, Thirumangai Azhwar, Kalamega Pulavar, Thiruninravur Tirumalai, and many other great poets and saints sang about this temple in their songs. In the holy Hindu Scriptures like Brahmanda Purana and Matsya Purana, there were some references of Thirumohoor.
Architecture and History Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple
The temple of Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal is considered to be more than 200 years old. The temple is referred to many great Tamil epics like Silappathikaram, Pathitrupathu and Madurai Kanchi.
The temple is spread over 2.5 acres and is known for its artistic architecture. The temple is constructed in Dravidian Style of Architecture. The temple was during the period of Pandyan King Sadaiya Varman Sundara Pandiyan. The temple is surrounded by ponds and other adjoining areas. Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of Tamil Nadu Government maintain the temple at present.
The main temple has its complex and 3 of 4 water bodies surrounded by the granite walls. The temple has 4 prakarams. The main hall has columned pillars that lead to the Garuda Hall with a small gopurams. The Garuda hall consists of the idols of Lord Rama, Sita Devi, Lakshmana, Rathidevi and Kamadevan. The present temple structure was built during the Madurai Nayaks.
The main attraction of this temple is Sudharshan Chakra with the Chakrathazhwar of the Lord. The temple houses 48 gods other than Narasingha Perumal. The temple also offers the individual shrines of various gods and goddesses where devotees can offer the prayers individually for the god and goddesses.
Brahmostavam in the moths of April to May, Gajendra Moksham in the months of February to March, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Krishna Jayanthi, Oangini Thirukalyanam, Diwali and Pongal are the festivals celebrated in a grand way.
Opening and Closing Timings
Morning – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and
Evening – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
How to Reach
Madurai Bus station to the Temple – 7 KM
Madurai Railway station to the Temple – 17 KM
Madurai Airport to the Temple – 25 KM
Thirumohoor Shri Kalamegaperumal Temple, Thirumohoor, Tamil Nadu 625107, India.
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