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Sri Makaranetunkuzhaikkaadar temple
Moolavar: Makaranetunkuzhaikkaadar
  Urchavar: Nikaril Mukilvannan
  Amman / Thayar: Kuzhaikkaaduvalli Naachiyaar, Thirupperai Naachiyaar
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Sukra Pushkarini
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Thirupperai
  City: Thenthirupperai
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Saint Nammazhwar had sung the glory of Perumal of the temple in his Mangala Sasanam hymns.  
  Vaikunta Ekaadasi  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is one of the 108 sacred places of Lord Vishnu and the 6th Navathiruppathi dedicated to’Sukran’ or Venus.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.00 noon and from 5.00 pm to.7.30 pm.  
  Arulmigu Makaranetunkuzhaikkaadar Tirukkoil, Thenthirupperai – 628 623, Thoothukkudi District.  
  +91 4639 272 233 
 General Information:

Lord Makara Nedunkuzhai Kadhar Perumal blesses the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum under the Badra Vimana-tower above the sanctum.


Devotees pray here for relief from the adverse aspects of planets faced by them.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform thirumanjanam for the Lord and don him with new clothes. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Nine Sri Vishnava Kshtras in this region is linked with Navagraha importance.  Lord Perumal Himself represents the planets in these temples as shown below:


1.  Sun                                                     :  Srivaikuntam

2.  Moon                                                  :  Varagunamangai (Natham)

3.  Mars – Sevvai                                    :  Tirukolur

4.  Mercury-Budha                                 :  Tirupuliankudi

5.  Jupiter – Guru                                   :  Azhwar Tirunagari

6.  Venus – Shukra                                  :  Thentiruperai

7.  Saturn – Sani Bhagwan                     :  Perunkulam

8. Serpent planet – Rahu                        :  Twin Thirupathi  }
9. Serpent Planet – Ketu                         :  Twin Thirupathi  } Tholaivilli Mangalam

  Temple History:

The temple is big in size.  Mother Earth – Bhoodevi chanted the Ashtakshara Mantra taught to her by Sage Durvasa, performed penance on Lord Perumal.  When she came out from the sacred river Tambiraparani after a bath, She got two precious ear rings and came to be known as SriPerai – Thiruperai in Tamil.  She offered the two fish shaped ear rings to Perumal on a Panguni Poornima day in March-April, thus Perumal became Nedunguzhai Kadhan.  Since Mother Bhoomadevi was named Sri Perai, the place also was named Thenthiruperai.  Varuna the God of Rains performed penance on Perumal here to cleanse himself of his disrespectful behaviour against Jupiter-Guru, performed Tirumanjanam to Lord and the place received rains then, according to Sthala Puranas.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Being one of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal, Thentiruperai temple is of Venus-Shukra importance ranking 7 in the Navagraha family.
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