Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rajagopalaswamy Kulasekara Perumal temple in Mannarkoil

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Veda Narayana Perumal
Utsavar : Rajagopalaswamy with Garuda
Goddess : Vedavalli Thaayar and Bhuvanavalli Thaayar
Time to visit : 7am-12noon and 5pm-7pm
Contact: PS. Narasimha Gopalan Acharya @ 04634 252874
Special features
The three-tier central shrine under the Ashtanga Vimaana is similar to the Thiru Koodal divyadesam.
Kulasekara Azhwar spent his last 30 years here performing daily service to Lord Rajagopalaswamy before attaining Moksham.
The temple houses a sprawling garden for Shenbagam flowers, a favourite of Kulasekhara Azhwar.

How to reach Mannarkoil
Mannarkoil is about five km. west of Ambasamudram off the Tenkasi – Courtallam Highway. Auto from Ambasamudram bus stand to Mannarkoil will cost Rs. 60. One can also reach the temple by local or mini bus from Ambai bus stand. Buses ply every 30 minutes from Tirunelveli. Cab from Tirunelveli to Mannarkoil and back will cost around Rs.700. 

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