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Sri Nilathunda Perumal temple

Moolavar : Nilathunda Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Ner Uruvilla Valli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Chandra Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Nilathingal Thundathan
City : Nilathingal Thundathan
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar. ?My Lord, You are in water, on the peak of the mount, in crescent moon, in the prosperous city of Kanchi, in the hearts of the devotees, in clouds, as a thief you are hiding everywhere, also in my unshaken heart, I am ever at Your feet.?


   Lord bearing the light of moon, every poornima day ? full moon day is a festival day in the temple. Purattasi Saturdays of September-October and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January are other festivals observed in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Housed in a Shiva Temple, this Vishnu temple is one among the celebrated 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. The one significant and rare feature in the temple is, Mother Mahalakshmi graces from the naval chord Lotus of Lord which, according to scriptures belongs to Lord Brahmma the Creator. As Mother Mahalakshmi grants Her blessings to the devotees with the attribute of Lord Brahamma, it is believed that this darshan will change the adverse destinies of the devotee.

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   The temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar.


   Sri Nilathunda Perumal temple, Kancheepuram ? 631 502.


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General Information:

   This is a temple in a temple ? Vishnu temple in Shiva temple. This is praised as one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu.


   Those suffering from skin and stomach diseases and any adverse evil effects and excessive heat in the body pray to Perumal and for child boon. Perumal darshan also ensures affinity between mother and son.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Thailakappur-an application with perfumed oil, pujas. Some do poor feeding.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Mahalakshmi has Her abode in the heart of Lord Vishnu on the left. Here, She graces the devotee from the naval chord lotus of the Lord generally belonging to Lord Brahmma. Brahmma creates beings with an order of life that may be good or bad for them based on their past births, according to our beliefs and scriptures. Worshipping Mahalakshmi in this temple, reverses the adverse effects on the devotee originally fixed by Brahamma.

Temple History:

   Lord Maha Vishnu took the form of Tortoise (Koorma Avatara) to the hold the Meru Mount used as the stick (Mathu in Tamil) to churn the milk ocean. Serpent Vasuki was used as the rope. Vasuki, exhausted during this exercise, split its venom which fell on the Tortoise Vishnu under the milk ocean blackening His skin originally alluring pale blue. Treatments were of no avail. Lord Brahmma suggested that worshipping Lord Shiva will remove the blackness and restore His original shade. Perumal performed penance on Lord Shiva, who granted darshan. Crescent Moon on the head of Lord Shiva spread his rays on Perumal. Black disappeared. He recovered His own alluring blue shining better than before. Lord Ekambareswarar Temple was built on the background of this story. As Perumal got back His skin colour as before through rays of Moon, He is praised as Nila Thunda-crescent moon-Perumal. The shrine is in the Easanya corner ? north east- of the temple.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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