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Sri Jagannatha Perumal temple

Moolavar : Jagannathan, Vinnagara Perumal,
Urchavar : Jagannathan
Amman / Thayar : Shenbagavalli
Thala Virutcham : Shebaga Tree
Theertham : Nandhi Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Nandhipura Vinnagaram
City : Nathankoil
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had compressed the glory of Lord picked from scriptures as Srimad Bhagavatam so melodiously in a single verse in his Mangalasasanam hymn .


   Vaikunta Ekadasi is devotionally celebrated in the temple in December-January.

Temple's Speciality:

    The temple ranks among 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. As an example of unity of Vaishnavism and Saivism, Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahmma are in the sanctum sanctorum worshipping Perumal.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Jagannathan Temple, Nathankoil-Nandhipura Vinnagaram, Thanjavur district.


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General Information:

   Lord Jagannatha is blessing the devotees from the sanctum facing west. The vimana above presiding Lord is called Mandhara Vimana. Nandhi and emperor Shibi had the darshan of Lord in the temple.


   People pray for timely wedding, reunion of couples separated for some reason or other, child boon, favourable court verdicts in litigations and cure from neurology problems.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

    Lord Perumal took Mother Lakshmi in His hands who was performing penance then facing east. Hence He is facing west. As Mother performed penance in Shenbagaranya region, She is praised as Shenbagavalli. Lord is Jagannathan. The name of the place has in it the name of Lord. Sri Nandhideva, bull vehicle of Lord Shiva went to Vaikunta and in his urge to see Perumal He did not respect the Dwarapalakas. They cursed Nandhi that His body would suffer from excessive heat. When Nandhi informed his Lord Shiva, He advised him to go to Shenbagaranya and perform penance where Mother Mahalakshmi also was in penance on Lord. Perumal granted darshan to Nandhi and named the place Nandhipura Vinnagaram in appreciation of his curiosity to have His darshan ignoring the Dwarapalakas.

Temple History:

    Mother Mahalakshmi had a desire to have Her place in the chest of Lord as She was ever serving the Lord from His feet. To realize Her aim, She came to this place Shenbagaranyam and performed penance. Lord could not bear Her separation. He took Mother on His chest here on a Friday in the full moon fortnight in the month of Aipasi-October-November. Devotees believe that their wishes would be granted with their participation in the abishek to Mother on Aipasi Fridays.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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