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Sri Neelamega Perumal temple

Moolavar : Neelamegar, Veera Narasimhar, Manikundrar
Urchavar : Narayanar
Amman / Thayar : Sengamalavalli, Thanjai Nayaki, Ambujavalli
Thala Virutcham : Magizham
Theertham : Amirtha Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thanjamapuri
City : Thanjavur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


    The Lord of the temple is praised by Saints Boothazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar in their Mangalasasanam hymns


    Brahmmotsavam is celebrated for three Perumals successively in the months of Panguni (March-April), Chithirai (April-May) and Vaikasi (May-June). 18 Garuda Seva in Vaikasi-May-June is the great festival of the temple

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal

Opening Time:

    Veera Narasimha Perumal temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. To visit the other two temples, the devotee has to take the priest with him/her


   Sri Neelamega Perumal temple (Maamani Koil), Thanjavur-613 003.


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General Information:

    Presiding Lord appears in a sitting posture. The Lord is Veera Narasimhar in Singaperumal Koil. Sri Yoga Narasimha is in the front Mandap. Also Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is in the prakara of Neelmega Perumal temple, Abhayavaradha Narasimhar on the Garudazhwar Vimana and Kambathadi Yoga Narasimha on the pillar of Thayar shrine. Thus there are Five Narasimha Lords in the temple


   Devotees pray to Lord Veera Narasimha during Pradosha time-4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. to realize their wishes

Thanks giving:

    Devotees offer sweet pudding-sarkarai pongal- nivedhana to Neelamegar and Manikundra Perumal and sweet drink ? Panakam to Lord Narasimha. They also offer vastras

Greatness Of Temple:

    Lord Mahavishnu Himself is in the discus as Chakarathazhwar in Veera Narasimhar temple. The idol is beautifully sculptured showing Lord placing His hand on an elephant. There is also an idol nearby worshipping Lord. The portrayal is described as Thanjakasura (the elephant) and the little idol as the demon figure worshipping the Lord after correcting himself of his bad traits. Thus, it is taught that pardon is available to the wicked correcting themselves. Behind is Lord Yoga Narasimha in sitting posture with Hiranyakasibu and Prahladha. Darshan of Chakarathazhwar is considered very important.

Temple History:

   Sage Parasara sprayed the nectar he obtained from the milk ocean in the Manimutha River, built a hermitage on the river bank and was performing penance. Three demons Thanjakan, Thandakan and Tharasura with their deathless boon granted by Lord Shiva began to harass the sage and others performing penance with him. The sage advised them to shed their demon traits and reform themselves. They turned a deaf year. The sage appealed to Lord Shiva for protection. Shiva sent Kalidevi to destroy them. But they drank the nectar mixed river water and came back alive to continue their atrocities. Sage approached Lord Vishnu.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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