Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Kovil

An important religious temple, Thirumoogur Kalamekaperumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams. In this temple dedicated to Vishnu, Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Tirukannapuram Nayaki, along with Neelameka Perumal and his divine consort Lakshmi Devi.
Here are some key points about the history and special features of Thirumoogur Kalamekaperumal Temple:

This temple, known as Mohana Kshetra and Mohanapuram, is mentioned in many ancient texts. Many poets and sages, like Manavala Mamuni, Tirumangai Alwar and Nammalwar, Pillai Perumal Iyengar, Kalamekab Pulavar, and Thiruninnavur Thirumalai, have sung about this temple. Tirumogur is also mentioned in the sacred Hindu scriptures Brahmanda Purana and Matsya Purana. Many devotees come here to seek salvation, as it is believed that the devotees who come to pray here will attain abode in the heavenly Vaikunda.

Architecture and History :

This place is mentioned in Sangha literature. The temple is considered to be more than 200 years old Spread over 2.5 acres of land, the temple is an example of artistic architecture. Thirumoogur Kalamegaperumal Temple is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple was originally built during the Pandyan king Sadaya Varman Sundara Pandyan period. Inscriptions about the construction of the temple, the ponds, and its adjoining areas can be found in the temple. It is now maintained by the Tamil Nadu Government Hindu Religious Charities Board.
The main temple is surrounded by three granite walls in its complex of shrines and four water tanks. The temple consists of four praharas. The main hall has pillars. It leads to the Garuda Mandapam, with a small tower. Garuda Mandapam has idols of Gotanda Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Radidevi, and Kamadeva. The temple's five-tiered Rajagopuram is one of its most attractive features. Built during the Madurai Nayak rule, the present structure of the temple has various additions. The Sudarsana Chakra, with 16 arms in front of Chakrathalwar, each with a different weapon, is the most attractive feature of this shrine. Behind it is the statue of Narasingha Perumal. It is carved with 154 characters in the middle of 6 circles with images of 48 gods. There are separate shrines for various gods and goddesses where devotees can offer their prayers.

Legend of behind the temple:

There are two popular legends about Thirumoogur Kalamegaperumal Temple. According to a legend, the demon Bhasmasura was blessed by Lord Shiva and was pleased by his prayers. He was given the boon of turning anyone to ashes if he/she touched his/her head. However, after receiving blessings and power, Bhasmasura wanted to try it with the Lord. It was then that Vishnu intervened, in the form of a woman named Mohini. She distracted Bhasmasura with her dance and eventually led him to touch his head. Tirumogur is said to be the place where Lord Vishnu, in the form of Lord Vishnu, put an end to the threat of the demon Bhasmasuran.
According to another legend, when the Asuras and the Devas churned the ocean, a fight broke out over the right to Amuda, the sacred pot of nectar. During the war in which the Asuras overthrew the Devas, they sought the help of Vishnu. To help them, the Lord took the form of Mohini to charm the demons and eventually gave them an empty pot. It is said that this event took place in Tirumogur.

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