Makara Nedunkuzhaikathar Temple

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Makara Nedunkuzhai KAdan Temple
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Makara Nedunkuzhai KAdan Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Makara Nedunkuzhai KAdan Temple
Makara Nedunkuzhai KAdan Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 8°36′38″N 78°00′05″E / 8.61056°N 78.00139°E / 8.61056; 78.00139Coordinates: 8°36′38″N 78°00′05″E / 8.61056°N 78.00139°E / 8.61056; 78.00139
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tuticorin
Location Thenthiruperai
Primary deity Makara Nedunkuzhaikathan
Consort Kuzhaikaduvalli, Thiruperai Nachiyar
Temple tank Sukra, sangu
Shrine Bhadra
Poets Nammazhwar
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture
Number of monuments 1
Image of the Thayar shrine

Makara Nedunkuzhaikathar Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the southern bank of Thamiraparani river. It is located 5 km from Alwar Thirunagari[1]All these 9 temples are classified as Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[2] The temple is referred to as Sukra sthalam, a location for the planet deity, Sukra.


A hall inside the temple

The Garuda Sevai utsavam(festival) in the month of Vaikasi(May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the Nava Tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana(sacred vehicle). An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on a Anna Vahanam(palaquin) and his paasurams(verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are recited. The utsavar(festival deity) of Nammalvar is taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area. The paasurams(poems) dedicated to each of the 9 divya desams are chanted in the respective shrines. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.


  1. ^ Adinathar Alwar thirukkoil Sthala varalaru; Temple publication; Page 7
  2. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu. M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.

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Sri Kuzhaikathar Prabandha Thirattu