Kalamegaperumal Temple, Madurai

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Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple is a hindu temple near Melur, Madurai district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Neelamegha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Tirukannapura Nayagi. As per Hindu legend, the presiding deity is believed to have appeared as a female Mohini to lure the asuras to support Devas, the celestial deities. The temple is also known as Mohanapuram and Mohanakshetram.A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and three of its four bodies of water. The temple has a five-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower and a huge temple tank in front of it. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandyas, with later additions from the Madurai Nayaks.
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  • This temple is situated near Madurai maatuthaavani bus stand. From here take the route to othakadai. Then take a right turn and go for about 2 KMS. The temple will be on your left side.. The... 
    This temple is situated near Madurai maatuthaavani bus stand. From here take the route to othakadai. Then take a right turn and go for about 2 KMS. The temple will be on your left side.. The...  more »
  • You can have peaceful darshan without much crowed experienced in Meenakshi amman temple or other temples in Madurai. Very sprawling and ancient. Main deity is so divine and blessing. One among 108... 
    You can have peaceful darshan without much crowed experienced in Meenakshi amman temple or other temples in Madurai. Very sprawling and ancient. Main deity is so divine and blessing. One among 108...  more »
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  • A super historical temple pls visit
  • One of the oldest temple of Tamilnadu. Great history and you can speak to the priest and know the details. The priests are paid less so if you pay them a little or pay for annadana they would be very happy. Not mandatory but small amount will make local poor people happy.

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