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Sri Madanagopala Swami temple



Moolavar : Madanagopala Swami
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Bhama, Rukmini
Thala Virutcham : Plantain
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasa
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Madurai
District : Madurai
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   The temple celebrates a festival each month. Sri Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Vaikunda Ekadasi and Pavai Nonbu in December-January are important among them.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Madanagopala Swami graces the devotees from sanctum sanctorum under the Ashtanga Vimana holding a flute in His two hands and pressing right leg as Vishwarupa Kanna. He is all alluring. Mothers Bama and Rukmini are by His side.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.40 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Madanagopala Swami Temple, Madurai ? 625 001.


Phone:

   NA


General Information:

   Lord Vinayaka blesses the devotees at the entrance of the temple sitting under the Arasu tree on the left side.? Lord Madanagopala Swami is the presiding deity.? Plantain is the sacred tree of the temple.? Presiding Lord is in His alluring best with a flute in His hands in Vishwarupa posture with His consorts Mothers Bama and Rukmini by His side.? Mother Maduravalli and Mother Sri Andal grace the devotees from their respective shrines.?There are shrines for Lord Navaneethakrishna, Senai Mudalvar, Garuda Bhagwan, Nammazhwar, Udayavar, Thirumangai Azhwar and Periazhwar. Passing through the sanctum sanctorum, devotees have Lord Rama gracing them from a shrine. Sri Chakkarathazhwar the deity of Lord?s discus, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Hari Hara Sarpa Raja and Panchamukha Anjaneya also grace the devotees from their respective shrines. Acharya Ramanuja and Lord Kanna playing His melodious flute also have shrines.


Prayers:

   Those aspiring to excel in music pray to Lord here.? People also celebrate their Sadabisheka-60th birth day and believe that their descendents will have a prosperous life.? Mother Naga Devi is worshipped as Harihara Sarpa Raja.? Rahukala puja is performed here on Fridays for relief from adverse aspects of? serpent planets and of planet Mars


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   On Her way to Sri Rangam, Mother Anadal visited this temple with Saint Periazhwar travelling in a palanquin and worshipped Lord Madanagopala Swami before merging in the divine body of Lord Perumal, according to local history-sthala purana.?


Temple History:

   Before ascending the throne in Madurai as King Sundara Pandiya after His wedding with Mother Meenakshi, Lord Shiva performed Puja to a Linga.? He plunged deep in meditation.? The heat and the flames that emanated from His body began to burn the world.? Shocked and threatened, the Devas surrendered at the feet of Lord Vishnu for protection.? Lord Vishnu knew that the flames could be brought down only if the meditation of Lord Shiva came to an end.? He began playing his flute so melodiously that penetrated into the ears of Lord Shiva awaking Him.? Meditation ended.? The world was saved.Pleased Lord Shiva asked Lord Vishnu that He should ever be with Him playing the instrument. Lord Vishnu too was only happy to accept the offer. In the name of Lord Madanagopala Swami, He is in Madurai West Masi Street spreading His musical wind near the Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Shiva temple.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Madanagopala Swami graces the devotees from sanctum sanctorum under the Ashtanga Vimana holding a flute in His two hands and pressing right leg as Vishwarupa Kanna. He is all alluring. Mothers Bama and Rukmini are by His side.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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