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Kaalamega Perumal Temple

Kaalamega Perumal Temple, also spelled Kalamega Perumal Temple, is an ancient Vaishnava pilgrim center situated at Tirumogur which is 12 km north-east of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams sung by Alwars. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple enshrines Kaalamega Perumal as the presiding deity.

It is said that Shri Namm Alwar and Shri Thirumangai Alwar have glorified this place in their hymns.

Kaalamega Perumal Temple complex was build by Pandyas; later additions were done by Vijayanagar Emperors and Nayaks during their succession region. The temple preserves several inscriptions belonging to the periods of Sundara Pandya (1251 - 1271 AD) Kulasekhara Pandya I (1268 -1311 AD) and Sadaya Varman Sundara Pandya (1304 - 1319 AD).

There is separate sanctum for Mogurvalli, consort of Kaalamega Perumal. There is another shrine to Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture (Palli Konda Perumal). The Garuda Mandapam features has attractive carvings of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Lord Hanuman, Lord Kama and Rati.

The annual Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi (May-June), during which the Mohini Avataram is performed. Panguni Uthiram, Aadi Pooram, Janmashtami, Navratri and Vaikunta Ekadesi are also celebrated here amid much religious fervor.

Kaalamega Perumal Temple is about 13 km from Manamadurai Junction Railway Station.

Updated on 5th March, 2015
District: Madurai
Location: Madurai    


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