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Sri Neelamaninathaswami temple
Moolavar: Neelamaninathar (Kariamanicka Perumal)
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Mahalakshmi
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Arjuna Kshetra
  City: Kadayanallur
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May is grandly celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Those unable to execute their prayer commitments in Tirupati do it here as Lord Lord Neelamaninathar in a standing form is but a replica of Lord Venkatachalapathi.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  
  Sri Neelamaninathar Temple, Kadayanallur-627 751, Tirunelveli district.  
  +91- 99657 61050 
 General Information:

There are shrines for Mother Mahalakshmi, Sri Andal and Vishwaksenar.


Those facing problems in wedding affairs and those annoyed about welfare of children pray to Lord and Mother here.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform special Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother. They also offer rice made of curry leaves and porridge (payasam) on Tiruvonam star day. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Presiding deity Lord Neelamani Nathar praised as Karia Manicka Perumal in Tamil blesses the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum in a standing posture with His consorts Mothers Sri Bhoodevi and Sri Neeladevi.  Those unable to go to Tirupati, execute their prayer commitments here as tonsuring etc.   Those facing obstacles in wedding proposals and those annoyed about the welfare of children due to adverse planetary aspects pray to Lord offering rice made of curry leaves and porridge-payasam hoping to relieved of the problems.  As Arjuna worshipped here, the place is called Arjunapuri Kshetra.


Lord Sudarsana-the deity of the discus of Perumal graces from a separate shrine with 16 hands.  Two lions below the peeta are bearing Lord Sudarsana and Lord Yoga Narasimha behind Him.  The other wonder exclusively in the temple is a five hooded serpent below Lord Narasimha.  Devotees perform Sudarsana Homa here for relief from fear of threats and success in endeavours.


Though a Vishnu temple, the temple has shrines for Lord Dakshinamurthi belonging to Shiva attributes.  He blesses the devotees with two disciples (generally Lord Dakshinamurthy has four disciples), a difference from other places.  His form too is different as that of Lord Aiyappa.  The other significance that Muyalagan under His feet (symbol of ignorance has his head on the left side against the usual right.  There are two Anjaneyas on the pillars, one as Bhaktha Anjaneya and the other with his left hand on the chest and the right upward.  People pray here for success in their endeavours.

  Temple History:

Arujuna, after his victory in the Kurukshetra war came here with his men to cleanse himself of the sin of killing many.  He went to Pothigai hills, bathed in the Holy Tambiraparani.  On his way, he stayed under a Marudha tree for rest.  Lord Vishnu appeared in his dream and said that He was near a Marudha tree and advised him to worship there for total cleansing of the sins.  Arjuna waking up from the sleep saw the Lord in idol form with His consorts and worshipped the swayambu idols.  The king who ruled this region then built the temple.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Lord Neelamega Perumal graces as Swayambumurthi with His consorts.
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