The Kalyanasundarar Temple at Thirumananjeri is a famous
Prarthana sthala. This is located about 15 k.m west of Mayiladuthurai and 5 k.m
North from Kuthalam in the Mayiladuthurai-Kumbakonam Highway. It is
well-connected by trains and buses.
There is a strong belief that an unmarried man or woman will get married if
they propitiate the presiding deity Kalyanasundarar and his divine consort
Kokilambal here. They should offer garlands to the divine couple here and will
shortly be blessed with marriage.
According to the legend, Lord Kalyanasundarar wed Kokilambal here and this is
the reason it is called Thirumanacherry. Goddess Arulmigu Kogilambal was born
as a cow as she had been cursed by God Uthvaganathasamy. Later, she was born as
a daughter of Saint Bharatwaja Rishi by worshipping the God Uthvaganathar. She
then chose the Lord as her husband and married him.
The highlight of this temple is that you can see Lord Kalayanasundarar and
Goddess Kokilambal in all their wedding finery. Lord Kalyanasundarar is
resplendent and glorious as the bridegroom blessing the devotees. The Goddess
stands beside him bowing her head shyly. Another speciality of this temple is
that the Lord gave Mangalya Pichai to Rathi Devi and got Manmathan and Rathi
Devi married here. Samayakkaravar's Thirugnanasambandar and Thirunavukkarasar
praised the Lord at this place in the Agnipuranam.
The interesting thing about this temple is that All times are considered
auspicious since Lord as Shiva and Parvathy are in bliss here always. This
temple observes no Raagu kalam, Emakandam, Kuligai kalam, Ashtami, Navami and
so on. Everyday six poojas are held at Ushakkalam, Kalai Santhi, Uchikalam
Sayaratchai and Irandam.
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NAIDU MARRIAGE RITUALS Read
JEELKARA BHELAM Read
THE SAPTHAPADI Read
KRISHNAMMA PENTALU Read
TURPU KAPU NAIDUS Read
LEGEND OF BALIJA NAIDU Read
NAIDU SURNAMES AND GOTHRAMS Read
HISTORY OF NAIDUS Read
NITHYA KALYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE Read
KANCHANOOR TEMPLE Read
SREE CHOZHIKKARA MAHADEVA TEMPLE Read