Kazheesirama Vinnagaram

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Kazheesirama Vinnagaram
Thadalan Kovil
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram2.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictNagapattinam
DeityTiruvikrama Narayana Perumal
(Vishnu)

Loga Nayagi Thaayar
(Lakshmi)

Thadalan
Mattavizhum Kuzhali
Features
  • Tower: Pushkala Vartha
  • Temple tank: Sanga Pushkarani - Sakkara Theertham
Location
LocationSirkali
StateTamil Nadu
CountryIndia
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Kazheesirama Vinnagaram
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates11°14′26″N 79°43′53″E / 11.24056°N 79.73139°E / 11.24056; 79.73139Coordinates: 11°14′26″N 79°43′53″E / 11.24056°N 79.73139°E / 11.24056; 79.73139
Architecture
TypeDravidian architecture

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram or Tadalan Kovil or Tiruvikrama (trivikara) Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to 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] The temple follows thenkalai mode of worship.

Temple History[edit]

Temple view from the tank

The temple is located in the holy town of Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district. Thirumangai Azhvar was initiated by Saiva Kuravar Sambandar to praise the Almighty through Pasurams. The God in the temple is praised as Mann alantha Tadalan meaning the one who measured the land.[2] The name Tadalan is in honour of Tiruvikrama (Vamana) 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 (1995). "Indian Epic Values: Rāmāyaṇa and Its Impact : Proceedings of the 8th International Rāmāyaạ Conference, Leuven, 6–8 July 1991". Peeters Publishers: 85–86. ISBN 9789068317015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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