Nathan Kovil, Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram, Sri Jagannatha Perumal Temple | Pilgrimaide.com

Nathan Kovil, Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram, Sri Jagannatha Perumal Temple | TamilNadu, Thanjavur

Nathan Kovil or Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple in Nathan Kovil, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Srinivasan and his consort Lakshmi as Shenbagavalli. The temple is maintained and administered by the Vanamamalai Mutt.

Legend

According to the legends, once Nandi, the sacred bull of Shiva, did not respect the gatekeepers of Vishnu. They cursed Nandi that his body would suffer oppressive heat. Nandi informed it to Lord Shiva, who advised him to do penance in Shenbaranyam. Vishnu was impressed by the penance of Nandi and relieved him from curse. Hence the place is also called as 'Thiru Nandhipura Vinnagaram' and even the Theertham (the temple tank) of this temple is call...View more

Architecture

Nathan Kovil is built in Dravidian style of architecture. The temple at Nadhan Koil has a rajagopuram with colourful sculptures of Dasavatharam, a vimanam on the sanctum sanctorum and a separate niche for Thayar.Picture Courtesy: commons.wikimedia.org

Darsan Info

The Temple is open from 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Male devotees have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt while women and girls should wear saris or churidhar or 'pavadai' with half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, bermudas, jeans and tight-leggings would not be allowed.

Culture

Kumbakonam is a temple town at 40 km from Thanjavur and base town to visit large number of temples including Navagraha temples. Kumbakonam is one of the few places in India, which has a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is where the festival of Mahamaham is celebrated every 12 years at the Mahamaham tank. Nathan Kovil is a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple, Nathan Kovil, Thanjavur district, Kumbakonam 612703
+91 4352417575

By Air
The nearest international airport is at Tiruchirapalli, which is 91 km (57 miles) from Kumbakonam.

By Train
Kumbakonam is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. The Mysore- Mayiladuthurai Express connects Kumbakonam with Mysore and Bangalore. There are regular express trains that connect Kumbakonam with major cities in the state like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli.

By Road
There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Tiruchirapalli, Chidambaram, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, and Tirunelveli.[90] The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily services from Bangalore and Mysore to Kumbakonam.

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Temple Rituals

The temple rituals are performed six times a day:
Ushathkalam at 7 AM, Kalasanthi at 8:00 AM, Uchikalam at 12:00 PM, Sayarakshai at 6:00 PM, Irandamkalam at 7:00 PM and Ardha Jamam at 10:00 PM.
There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple.

Regular Offerings

Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer vastras.

Special rituals

Special poojas are performed during the Pavitrotsavam. Special abishekam is performed on Fridays.
The temple is frequented by people seeking timely wedding, reunion of married couples, children, court verdicts and cure from neural issues.

famous Festivals

September/October - Navaratri Utsavam
December/January - Vaikunta Ekadasi

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