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Sri Navaneethakrishnan temple
Moolavar: Navaneethakrishnan
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Marudham tree
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Marudur
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Gokhulastami in the month of Aavani (August-September), Saturdays in Purattasi (September-October). Vaikunda Ekadasi in Margazhi ( December-January) and all Krishna related festivals are celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Navaneethakrishnan Temple, Marudur, Tirunelveli district.  
 General Information:

Presiding deity Lord Navaneethakrishna is 4 feet tall gracing the devotees with a smiling face offering boons sought by them.  There is a child Krishna idol 2 feet tall made of a mixture of five metals.  He is a two year old child with ornaments around the waist, belly slightly big (Thondhi) holding butter in hand.  Sri Garuda is 4 feet tall idol made of five metals so ready to respond to the call of the devotees.


Those seeking child boon come to the temple after a bath in Tambiraparani on Vaikunda Ekadasi, Krishna Jayanthi or other days attributed to Sri Krishna and offer milk porridge ( Pal Payasam) and butter as nivedhana.  It is believed that Lord Krishna would grant a son to the devotee matching His handsomeness and grace.

Thanks giving:
  Marudur Lord Navaneethakrishnan grants total salvation to those observing Ekadasi fasting. Besides the Lord Krishna temple, there are Aadhi Marudeeswarar temple, Vadakkuvasal Selvi Temple and Sastha temple on the banks of this river. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Any one calling Govinda with devotion would be blessed with a child and this Lord Govinda graces to Marudur Village.  Tambirabarani is equal to holy Ganga.  Lord Navaneethakrishnan temple was built centuries back near the dam in Marudur.

  Temple History:

It may be recalled that Mother Yasodha bound mischievous Navaneethakrishna around a Marudha tree and a pounding stone.  Pretty little Krishna dragged the stone through the tree which broke into two granting salvation to those cursed as the tree.  The place is dense with Marudha trees naming the place as Marudur.  According to rules, Krishna temples should be built in places where these trees are plenty.  The temple was built here based on this principle.


The Nava Tirupathis are in Thoothukudi district.  Those visiting these places may visit Marudur Navaneethakrishnan temple also.  All these places are close to Tirunelveli.

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