Thanjai Mamani Koil

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Thanjai Mamani Koil
Thanjai Mamani Koil is located in Tamil Nadu
Thanjai Mamani Koil
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geography
Coordinates10°49′0″N 79°08′14″E / 10.81667°N 79.13722°E / 10.81667; 79.13722Coordinates: 10°49′0″N 79°08′14″E / 10.81667°N 79.13722°E / 10.81667; 79.13722
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictThanjavur
Culture
SanctumNeelamegha Perumal(Vishnu)
Manikunraperumal(Vishnu)
Narasimhar(Vishnu) Sengamalavalli(Lakshmi)
Ambujavalli(Lakshmi)
Thanjai Nayagi(Lakshmi)
Architecture
ArchitectureDravidian architecture
Number of temples3

Thanjai Mamani Koil is a set of three Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India and are close to each other. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1] Unlike other Divyadesams where a single shrine is referred, this set of temples is referred together in all the paasurams(poems).

Maamanikoil[edit]

The temple has small east facing shrine with the Lord and consort in the same sanctum. All of the Thirumangai Alvar pasurams(poems) of Thanjai refer to this shrine.

Manikunram[edit]

The temple has small east facing shrine with the Lord and consort in the same sanctum. All of the Nammalvar pasurams(poems) of Thanjai refer to this shrine.

Thanjiyali Nagar[edit]

The temple has small east facing shrine with the Lord and consort in the same sanctum. All of the Bhoothathalvar pasurams(poems) of Thanjai refer to this shrine.

Legend[edit]

The temple is located in the banks of Vennaaru River. The Lord is believed to have appeared for sage Parasarar[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hindu Pilgrimage: A Journey Through the Holy Places of Hindus All Over India. Sunita Pant Bansal.
  2. ^ South Indian shrines: illustrated P.533. P. V. Jagadisa Ayyar.