Kazheesirama Vinnagaram

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Kazheesirama Vinnagaram
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Kazheesirama Vinnagaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 11°07′N 79°26′E / 11.11°N 79.43°E / 11.11; 79.43Coordinates: 11°07′N 79°26′E / 11.11°N 79.43°E / 11.11; 79.43
Name
Other names: Thadalan Kovil
Location
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Nagapattinam
Location: Sirkali
Temple Details
Primary Deity: Tiruvikrama Narayana Perumal
(Vishnu)
Consort: Loga Nayagi Thaayar
(Lakshmi)
Festival Deity: Thadalan
Festival Consort: Mattavizhum Kuzhali
Temple Tank: Sanga Pushkarani - Sakkara Theertham
Shrine: Pushkala Vartha
Poets: Thirumangai Azhwar
Appeared For: Romasa Maharishi
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram or Tadalan Kovil is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1]

Temple History[edit]

Temple view from the tank

The temple is located in the holy town of Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district. Thirumangai Azhvar and Saiva Kuravar Sambandar had a colloquim and the azhwar won the caption. The God in the temple is praised as Man alantha Tadalan meaning the one who measured the land.[2] The name Tadalan is in honour of Tiruvikrama form and the moolavar(prime deity) fixed in the central shrine is in this form. The presiding deity, Tiruvikrama, appeared for sage Ashtakoma.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu . M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.
  2. ^ Journal of Indian history, Volumes 22-24.Dept. of Modern Indian History, 1943.
  3. ^ Ayyar, P. V. Jagadisa (1993). South Indian shrines: illustrated (2 ed.). New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-0151-3. 
  4. ^ K.V., Raman; T., Padmaja (6–8 July 1991). Indian Epic Values: Rāmāyaṇa and Its Impact : Proceedings of the 8th International Rāmāyaạ Conference. Peeters Publishers. p. 86. ISBN 9789068317015.