Loganatha Perumal Temple

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Loganatha Perumal Temple
Loganatha Perumal Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Loganatha Perumal Temple
Loganatha Perumal Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 10°45′26″N 79°45′48″E / 10.75722°N 79.76333°E / 10.75722; 79.76333Coordinates: 10°45′26″N 79°45′48″E / 10.75722°N 79.76333°E / 10.75722; 79.76333
Location
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Nagapatnam
Location: Thirukannagudi, Sikkal
Temple Details
Primary Deity: Loganathar(Vishnu)
Consort: Aravindavalli(Lakshmi)
Festival Deity: Damodara Narayanan(Vishnu)
Festival Consort: Loganayaki(Lakshmi)
Temple Tank: Sravana
Shrine: Utpala
Poets: Thirumangai Alvar
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture

Loganatha Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located 2 km away from Sikkal, Tamilnadu, India on the Tiruvarur-Nagapatnam highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1]

Legend[edit]

As per Hindu legend, sage Gautama is believed to have worshiped the deity here.[2]

The Temple[edit]

The temple[3] has a 5-tier rajagopuram and a vast temple complex. The temple tank is right outside the temple. The prime deity, Loganathar has an imposing image.

Religious Significance[edit]

Pancha Kannan Temples
Loganatha Perumal Temple Thirukannangudi
Gajendra Varadha Temple Kabisthalam
Neelamegha Perumal Temple Thirukannapuram
Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple Thirukannamangai
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Thirukkovilur

The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Tirumazhisai Alwar in one hymn. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book.[4]

This temple is one of the Panchakanna (Krishnaranya) Kshetrams. Kannan refers to Krishna, the avatar of Vishnu, while pancha means five and Kshetrams refers to holy places. Four of the five temples are situated in Chola Nadu, in modern times, in the region surrounding Kumbakonam and Nagapattinam and one of them in Nadu Nadu. There are five similar temples located in North India, called Pancha-dvarakas. Krishna is not the presiding deity in any of the temples. The processional deity, Krishna, led to the derivation of the names of these places.[5]

See also[edit]

Divya Desams

References[edit]

  1. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu . M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.
  2. ^ Ayyar, P. V. Jagadisa (1982). South Indian Shrines: Illustrated. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. p. 535. ISBN 9788120601512. 
  3. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu. Sura books.
  4. ^ "Sri Loganatha Perumal Temple". Dinamalar. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  5. ^ T., Padmaja (2002). Temples of Kr̥ṣṇa in South India: history, art, and traditions in Tamilnāḍu. New Delhi: Shakti Malik. pp. 93–94. ISBN 81-7017-398-1.