Sri Navaneethakrishnan temple is located in Madurai Town in the district of Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary Lord of this temple is Navaneethakrishnar (Lord Krishna) and his consorts are Mahalakshmi.
The holy tree of this shrine is none. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is known as Pancharathra. This temple is approximately 500 years old in this area. The historical name of this religious place is none.
The most important festivals are Gokhulashtami, Vaikunda Ekadasi, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navarathri. According to the local legends, “The rays of Sun fall on Lord Srinivasa continuously during the Months Masi, Panguni and Chithirai”. In this shrine, from the front mandap, Lord Sri Rama, Mother Sita and Sri Lakshmana grace the devotees.
Opening & Closing Timings of Navaneethakrishnan Temple, Madurai
The shrine is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Most of the homams, rituals and pujas are performed according the Vedic tradition. It is also done as per the ancient rules and regulations.
In this temple complex, Lord Maha Ganapathi graces from the front mandap. Sri Anjaneya and Garuda Baghwan, on a pillar before the sanctum sanctorum appear as Dwarapalakas in right and left sides respectively. In the other pillar, Vijaya and Jaya appear very attractively. In the form of a whip, the Guardian deity of Madurai Karuppusami is shown outside the temple.
Sri Navaneetha Krishnar temple
Pandhadi 5th Street