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Sri Perarulalan temple
 
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Moolavar: Perarulalan
  Urchavar: Semponnarangan, Herambar
  Amman / Thayar: Alli Mamalar Nachiar
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Nitya Pushkarini, Kanaka Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatra
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Semponsei
  City: Semponsei Koil
  District: Nagapattinam
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Noted Vaishanvite Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the praise of Lord Perarulalan blessing the devotees from the Tirunangoor temple.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Aipasi Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the temple in October-November on the Swati Star day, the birth star of Perumal. On the day following Thai Amavasya-new moon day in January-February, Perumal of this temple joins the 11 Garudaseva festival – 11 Perumals coming in procession on Garuda.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Perarulalan (Semponnarangar) Temple, Semponsei Koil, Tirunangoor – 609 106, Nagapattinam District.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4364-236 172 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Sages Rudra and Dhrudanetra Muni had the gift of enjoying the darshan of Lord in this temple.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Those worshipping Lord here in all sincerity will be relieved of the poverty they are in with good jobs and progress financially, it is believed.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Of the 108 Divya Desas, this is the temple for which Lord Himself raised the fund to build this temple.  Lord blesses devotees facing east.  Perumal is praised by many names as Semponnarangar, Herambar and Perarulalan.  The Vimana above the sanctum is known as Kanaka Vimanam.  He is Arulalan in His Paramapatha kingdom.  As He is also with us for ever pouring his grace, He is called Perarulalan-All Merciful.  Mother Alli Mamalar Nachiar is gracing the devotees along with Mother Bhoomadevi.

 

A Brahmin, Kashyapa by name, living in Kancheepuram lost all his wealth and was reduced to a pauper.  He came to this holy land, chanted the ‘Ohm Namo Narayanaya’ mantra 32 thousand times within three days surrendering at Lord’s feet.  All Merciful Perumal blessed him with all riches.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

While returning to Ayodhya after killing Ravana in war, Lord Sri Rama stayed in the hermitage of Sage Dhrudanetra Muni.  As suggested by the sage, to cleanse Him of the Brahmmahati dosha for killing Ravana, Lord Rama made a big Golden Cow, entered into it and performed penance for four days.  Then He donated the golden cow to a Brahmin on the fifth day.  He sold the cow and used the proceeds to build this temple.  As the temple was built with sale proceeds of the golden cow, the place came to be known as Sem Pon Sei Koil – Sempon-pure gold, koil-temple.

 
     
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