|108 Divya Desams|
The temple is located near Nannilam.
The Moolavar is Neelamega Perumal,
Souri Raajan seen in standing posture facing east with Varada Hastam, Prayoga
Chakram. Next to Ubaya Naachiyaar is Andal on the left & Padmavathi
on the right. This is the sthalam at which Thirumangaialwar got Thirumandira
Upadesam. The Lord's hair started growing to protect the words of
Rangapattar (a devotee) to the Chola king & hence the name Souri Rajan
to the Lord. The asuran Veekadakshan was slayed by the Lord with
his Chakraayudham & on the request of maharishis is seen in Prayoga
Chakram pose. Munayadarar was a devotee of the Lord. One day
he came to the temple with pongal prasadam that his wife had made.
But he was too late & the temple was closed. He prayed sincerely
to the Lord. Pleased with his sincerity, the Lord accepted his prasadam
& the temple was filled with the smell of Venn Pongal & the temple
bells started ringing. Ever since, it has been the habit to do Ardhajaama
naivediyam & this is called Muniyodharaya Pongal.
Thaayaar - Kannapuranayagi
(Sridevi, Boodevi, Aandaal, Padmini).
Theertham - Nithyapushkarini
Perialwar - 71
Andaal - 535
Kulasekaralwar - 719-729
Thirumangaialwar - 1648-1747, 2067,
2078, 2673, 2674
Nammalwar - 3656 - 3666
Total of 128 Paasurams