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Sri Naanmadhia Perumal temple

Moolavar : Naanmadhia Perumal
Urchavar : Vensudar Perumal
Amman / Thayar : Thalaichanga Nachiar, (Procession Goddess-Sengamalavalli)
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Chandra Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Thalaichanga Nanmathiyam
City : Thalachangadu
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


    The Lord of this Divyadesa temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymn of Tirumangai Azhwar.


   Vaikunda ekadasi

Temple's Speciality:

   Of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal, Thalachangadu ranks 25.

Opening Time:

    The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


    Sri Naanmadhia Perumal Temple, Thalaichanga Naanmadhiam, (Thalachangadu)-609 107, Nagapattinam district.


   91- 99947 29773

General Information:

    Chandra-Moon and Devas had worshipped Perumal in this temple.


    Those facing adverse aspects of planet Moon are advised to come to this temple and worship Lord and Mother for relief.

Thanks giving:

    Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother with archanas with Tulsi leaves.

Greatness Of Temple:

    In this Divyadesa temple, Perumal appears with crescent moon on His head as Lord Shiva facing east and in a standing form. Hence, the name of Perumal is Nanmadhia Perumal and Chandra Shaba Harar, one who released Chandra from his curse. The Vimana-tower above the sanctum sanctorum is known as Chandra Vimanam.

Temple History:

    When Devas and the demons churned the milk ocean for nectar, Chandra appeared before Sri Mahalakshmi, hence enjoys the status as Her elder brother. He occupies the second place next to Sun in the planetary line. The other story is that he was born to Sage Athiri and his wife Anusuya, according to Puranas. Moon is handsome and is the disciple of Jupiter and well versed in scriptures. He conducted a yajna called Raja Suya which was attended a huge number of Rishis and Dhara wife of Jupiter. When they looked at each other in the event, they began to love each other. Shocked Deva Guru Jupiter reported this to Lord Vishnu and cursed his disciple with leprosy.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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