Prasanna Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Madurai

Sri Prasanna Venkatesar temple is located in the town named as Madurai in the district of Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The important deity of this temple is Prasanna Venkatesar (Lord Krishna) and his consort is Alarmel Mangai. The festival deity is Srinivasar.

The holy tree of this shrine is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Sarva Abeeshta Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is named as Pancharathra. This temple is about 500 years old in this district. The historical name of this particular place is Madurai.

The festivals that are celebrated in this temple are Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April; Sri Rama Navami; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Purattasi Saturdays in September-October and Rathasapthami in January. South India pilgrimage trip includes this particular temple too in its list of must visit temple. Special puja and rituals are also marked on the day of Krishna Jayanthi with great dedication and devotion. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m for all the Hindus.

According to the local legends, “Lord Perumal in the temple is a Swayambumurthi. Lord Maha Ganapathi in a standing posture paying respects to Uncle Perumal and holding discus and conch in His hands is a different depiction of Lord Vinayaka in the temple. Sri Garuda Bhagwan is at His feet in a worshipping posture.”        Other deities in this shrine are Sri Anjali Anjaneya,  Sudharsana, Azhwars saints, Lords Perumal in reclining form, Sri Rama, Narasimha, Panduranga with Mother Ragumayi and Mother Natana Gopala Nayaki.

Address: Sri Navaneethakrishnar Temple, South Masi Street, Madurai-625 001. Tamil Nadu

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