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Veerakeralampudur Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple –  Thirunelveli

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Veerakeralampudur Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple –  Thirunelveli

Veerakeralampudur,

Thirunelveli district,

Tamil Nadu – 627861

Moolavar

Navaneetha Krishna Swamy

Introduction

                Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple is dedicated to God Vishnu located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. The Temple is believed to be the family deity of Utrumalai Kings and is about 1300 years old. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Puranic Significance 

Presiding Deity is Navaneetha Krishna Swamy. He is holding the Butter Pot in both the hands with a smiling face and he is facing east. Garuda is facing the sanctum with folded hands. Thala Vriksham is Amla Tree. Theertham of this Temple is Chithar. Dwajasthambam of this temple is made of gold. Urchavar is Navaneetha Krishnan with Sridevi and Bhoodevi and is located in the Mandapam in front of sanctum. The Vimanam over the sanctum houses Navaneetha Krishnan in the east, Dhakshinamoorthy in the south, Yoga Narasimha in the west and Brahma in the north and the top of the vimana is equipped with Bronze Kalasha. Shrines of Dasavathara, Dhanavanthri, Thumbikai Azhwar, Azhwars, Ramanujar, and Garudazhvar are located in the Temple. Anjaneya is located in the northern pillar of the Mandapam housing the Urchavar.

Festivals

       Panguni Uthiram, Thai Pongal, Dushera, Vaikunda Ekadesi, Karthigai Deepam, Last Saturday in Tamil Month, Krishna Jayanthi and Purattasi Saturdays are the festivals celebrated with much fanfare in this Temple.

References

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2017/03/navaneetha-krishna-swamy-temple.html

Century/Period

1000 Years old

Nearest Bus Station

Veerakeralampudur

Nearest Railway Station

Tenkasi

Nearest Airport

Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

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