The Lord of the temple is praised by Saints
Boothazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar in their Mangalasasanam hymns
Brahmmotsavam is celebrated for three Perumals successively in the months of Panguni (March-April), Chithirai (April-May) and Vaikasi (May-June). 18 Garuda Seva in Vaikasi-May-June is the great festival of the temple
This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal
Veera Narasimha Perumal temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. To visit the other two temples, the devotee has to take the priest with him/her
Sri Neelamega Perumal temple (Maamani Koil), Thanjavur-613 003.
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Presiding Lord appears in a sitting posture.The Lord is Veera Narasimhar in Singaperumal
Koil.Sri Yoga Narasimha is in the front
Mandap.Also Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is in
the prakara of Neelmega Perumal temple, Abhayavaradha Narasimhar on the
Garudazhwar Vimana and Kambathadi Yoga Narasimha on the pillar of Thayar
shrine.Thus there are Five Narasimha
Lords in the temple
Devotees pray to Lord Veera Narasimha during Pradosha
time-4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. to realize their wishes
Devotees offer sweet pudding-sarkarai pongal- nivedhana to Neelamegar and Manikundra Perumal and sweet drink – Panakam to Lord Narasimha. They also offer vastras
Greatness Of Temple:
Himself is in the discus as Chakarathazhwar in Veera Narasimhar temple.The idol is beautifully sculptured showing
Lord placing His hand on an elephant.There is also an idol nearby worshipping Lord.The portrayal is described as Thanjakasura
(the elephant) and the little idol as the demon figure worshipping the Lord
after correcting himself of his bad traits.Thus, it is taught that pardon is available to the wicked correcting
themselves.Behind is Lord Yoga
Narasimha in sitting posture with Hiranyakasibu and Prahladha.Darshan of Chakarathazhwar is considered very
Mother Mahalakshmi on
the left of Lord of Narasimha is on His right in the shrine at Neelamega
Perumal templeprakara in sitting form.This Narasimha is also called Valavandhai
(right side) Narasimha.Lord Narasimha
was in high fury after killing Hiranya.As Mahalaskhmi would be absent in places dominated by anger, She has
chosen the right side, it is said.It is
advised that those of short tempered nature should correct themselves if they
wish to have the grace of Mother Mahalakshmi.
Lord Vishnu who
destroyed the demons graces in three separate temples as Neelamegar, Manikundra
Perumal and Veera Narasimha in three forms.Saints Boodhathazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of the
three Perumals together in their hymns.The three temples form a single Divya Desa. Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the
Mangalasasanam twice for the temple.Lord Veera Narasimhar blesses the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum
along with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi.Instead of abishek only Thailakappu is done for the three presiding
As procession deity,
Neelamega Perumal is holding the Sengol-the royal stick of authority.Procession Mother is wearing a crown of Fire
but soft and smiling in look.Sage Parasara
is in the sanctum in worshipping posture.
Hayagriva the authority of Wisdom is facing north with Mother Mahalakshmi the
Goddess of Wealth.Devotees worship Lord
and Mother offering cardamom garlands, light ghee lamps with sugar candy as
niedhana to gain academic excellence.
Sage Parasara sprayed
the nectar he obtained from the milk ocean in the Manimutha River, built a
hermitage on the river bank and was performing penance.Three demons Thanjakan, Thandakan and
Tharasura with their deathless boon granted by Lord Shiva began to harass the
sage and others performing penance with him.The sage advised them to shed their demon traits and reform
themselves.They turned a deaf
year.The sage appealed to Lord Shiva
for protection.Shiva sent Kalidevi to
destroy them.But they drank the nectar
mixed river water and came back alive to continue their atrocities.Sage approached Lord Vishnu.
Mahavishnu took the
Narasimha form and defeated Thanjaka who took the elephant form.Lord placed the demon on His lap to kill him
when he gained wisdom and shed his cruel traits.He also begged the Lord to stay in the place
and bless all.He also begged that the
place should be named after him.His
boon granted, the place came to be known as Thanjamapuri.
the defeat of Thanjaka, Thandakan hid himself under the earth.Lord became a Varaha, entered the hiding and
killed the demon.Tharaka was killed by
Kali.After the destruction of the three
demons, Lord appeared before Sage Parasara as Neelamega Perumal.Lord is gracing this place in three names in
three separate temples.
Location : Singaperumal koil is 3 km from Thanjavur old bus stand on the Kumbakonam route. The three temples are nearby to one another.
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