Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sri Soundararaja perumal temple Nagapattinam – A divya desam

Very close to the Neelayadakshi temple and close to the old bus stand we find this huge temple a divyadesam.
Legends:
Dhruva prayed to the lord here and the perumal gave a darsan as Sundararaja perumal. .
Adi seshan bathed in sara pushkarini  and was taken up by perumal as his bed here
The lord Neelamegha perumal with Gada is in a majestic standing posture blessing devotees. The idol is more than 5 feet tall.
The utsavar is the beautiful soundara raja perumal.
Along with this there is a small krishna idol in a cradle is given to devotees to rock as mukundashtakam is chanted for realisation of our dreams and also to beget progeny
The exquisite ashta bhuja narasimha with one hand on Prahalada and another showing abhaya hasta is a rare idol found here
Soundarya valli thayar is found in a separate enclosure by the side of the main sanctum complex in the outer praharam

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There is a separate shrine for mahalakshmi and also a sanctum for Ranganathar with adiseshan as his bed.