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Sri Neer Vanna Perumal temple

Moolavar : Neer Vannar, Ranganathar,Ulagalanda Perumal, Bala Narasimhar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Anima Malar Mangai, Ranga Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Veppala tree
Theertham : Siddha, Swarna, Karunya theerthams Ksheera Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Neermalai, Thoyathri Giri
City : Thiruneermalai
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saints Tirumangai Azhwar and Boodhathazwar had praised the Lord in their celebrated Mangalasasanam hymns.


   Pavithra Utsav on Purattasi Saturday in September-October is celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Tiruneermalai Neervanna Perumal temple is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. Lord appears in four postures. Narasimha blesses here as Lord Bala Narasimha.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Neer Vanna Perumal ? Sri Ranganathar Temple, Tiruneermalai ? 600 044, Kancheepuram district.


   91- 44-2238 5484,98405 95374,94440 20820.

General Information:

   This is a hill temple. There are two big temples both at the top and the foot hill. Lord appears in four forms representing three incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The temple has a beautiful Teppakulam-tank covering three acres with a Mandap at the centre. This is praised as Suddha Pushkarini, Ksheera Pushkarini, Karunya Pushkarini and Swarna Pushkarini. Two time puja is performed in the temple according to Vaikanasa Agama rules. Lord Sri Rama is in separate shrine.


   Devotees bathe in the tank for health and cure from illness and for a clear mind and worship Perumal. Devotees also seek child boon by placing cradles in a tree and for removal of obstacles in marriage efforts.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam and special pujas to Perumal and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Sage Valmiki, author of the celebrated epic Ramayana, desired to have the wedding darshan of Lord Sri Rama. He came to this place and performed penance to achieve his aim. Lord Rama appeared before the sage as he wished with Mother Sita and brothers Sri Lakshmana, Sri Bharatha and Sri Satrugna. The sage wished the Lord to stay in the place for the benefit of all devotees and Lord was happy to oblige him. The sage is in a separate temple at the foot of the hill. As He is in a place surrounded by water (Neer in Tamil), He is praised as Neer Vanna Perumal and the place Tiru Neer Malai ? meaning mount surrounded by water. Sage Valmiki as a swayambu appears in a worshipping form in the shrine.

Temple History:

   After the darshan of Lord in Srirangam in reclining posture, sages Markandeya and Brugu were returning to their places. The darsahn at Srirangam was afresh in their minds. They prayed to Lord to grant them darshan again at this place. Lord granted the darshan as Boga Ranganatha in reclining posture in this place and continues to bless from the hill top His devotees. Abishek is not offered to Him except a Thaila Kappu ? applying cosmetic oil on the idol- once in a year in Karthikai month-November-December.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: This is a hill temple.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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