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Sri Kalamegaperumal temple



Moolavar : Kalamegaperumal
Urchavar : Sri Apthan
Amman / Thayar : Mohanavalli
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Ksheerapthi
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathram
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Mohana sethram
City : Thirumohur
District : Madurai
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   Worshipful Vaishnavite poet Acharya Sri Nammazhwar in his Mangalasasanam Hymn says, If we seek asylum in Him, He will be our protector, Devas will be good to us, if and when we reach him to escape the threats of the demons, He would appear before us, so let?s ever chant the name of Lord of Tirumogur.


Festival:

   10 day Vaikasi Brammotsavam (May-June), Vaikunta Ekadasi (December-January), Gajendra Moksham in the Masi Poornima day in February ? March, 2 day Panguni Thirukalyanam (March-April), Krishna Jayanthi are the main festival observed in the temple. Also all new moon days, both Tamil and English New Year days, Deepavali and Pongal are the festival days in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Sudarsanar (Chakkarathalwar) has 16 hands with 16 weapons, rolling feet and the idol bears holy mantra letters. This is the only temple where Sudarsanar has all these special aspects. Though there are Sudarsanar shrine in other famous Vaishnava temples as Srirangam, Kancheepuram and Srivilliputhur, this is the only shrine where He appears with such holy letters. Behind the Chakkarathalwar is Yoga Narasimhar known as Narasimha Sudarsanam. The shrine is very famous as the expectations of the devotees for business development and marriage alliances end in success.


Opening Time:

   The temple is opened from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Kalamegaperumal temple, Thirumohur-625 107, Madurai Dist.


Phone:

   91- 98420 24866


General Information:

   Sudarsanar (Chakkarathalwar) has 16 hands with 16 weapons, rolling feet and the idol bears holy mantra letters. This is the only temple where Sudarsanar has all these special aspects. Though there are Sudarsanar shrine in other famous Vaishnava temples as Srirangam, Kancheepuram and Srivilliputhur, this is the only shrine where He appears with such holy letters. Behind the Chakkarathalwar is Yoga Narasimhar known as Narasimha Sudarsanam. The shrine is very famous as the expectations of the devotees for business development and marriage alliances end in success.


Prayers:

   Devotees offer prayers to Chakkarathazhwar here for development of business, promotion in professions, employment opportunity, foreign travel, wealth, buying new lands and vehicles, child, success in litigation etc. Those buying a new vehicle do the pooja in this temple.


Thanks giving:

   Abishek (bathing) Chakkarathazhwar in curd is a very important prayer commitment. Devotees offer clothes to Perumal and Thayar (Mother Goddess) and also apply butter. People also offer garlands made of Tulsi and other flowers. Prasads ? Nivedhanas are prepared, offered to the lord and distributed to the visiting devotees. Those who could afford do Annadhanam (feeding) to the visiting devotees and the poor.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Thirumohur is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desas. The presiding deity Himself led Nammalvar to Vaikunta. Thirumohur is the Divyadesa where Perumal took the Mohini (enchanting woman form). A single visit and prayer in the temple guarantees salvation to the devotee.


Temple History:

   During the churning of the milk ocean, the devas and the demons picked up a quarrel. The devas went to the Lord and appealed for freedom from the demons. Lord Vishnu took the form of an enchanting woman and lured the demons and gave the nectar to the devas. Moham in Sanskrit means passion or desire. As Vishnu took the Mohini form, the place was known as Thirumohanavur, which later came to be known as Thirumohur. The great Vaishnavite saint Nammalwar prayed to all Perumals in the 108 Divyadesas, but Kalamegaperumal of this temple only took the Alwar to salvation. Hence, once a devotee prays to Kalamegaperumal in this temple, his /her seat in the other world ? Vaikunta ? is ensued. The Chakkarathazhwar is a powerful and graceful deity here.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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