Tirumogur

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Location : 10-Km From Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Deities Worshipped: Kaalamega Perumal
Renovated In: 20th Century
Festivals Celebrated: Annual Brahmotsavam During May-June, Panguni Uthiram, Aadi Pooram, Krishna Jayanti, Navaratri and Vaikuntha Ekadasi

Tirumogur is one of the Divya Desam located at a distance of about 10 km from Madurai. According to The Legend prevailing Vishnu distributed the celestial nectar Amritam to the Devas, in the guise of the enchantress Mohini here.

The Deity
The main deity is Kaalamega Perumal, who is seen, in a standing posture facing east, bearing a mace. The festival image of Tirumogur Aaptan bears five weapons. There is separate sanctum for Mogurvalli, consort of Kaalamega Perumal. She is also called as "Mohanavalli", "Megavalli". There is another shrine here to Vishnu in a reclining posture (Palli Konda Perumal).

The Temple
The temple has Prakarams and covers an area of 2.5 acres. It was renovated earlier in the 20th century. Beautifully carved pillars can be seen in the Kambattadi Mandapam. Interesting carvings of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman, Manmathan and Rati are found in the Garuda Mandapam. The Vimanam here is of great beauty. To the left of the temple there are two temple tanks, which are called "Periya Tirupparkadal" and "Siriya Tirupparkadal".

Services and Festivities
Six worship services are carried out each day. The annual Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi (May-June), during which the Mohini Avataram is enacted. Panguni Uthiram, Aadi Pooram, Krishna Jayanti, Navaratri and Vaikuntha Ekadasi are also celebrated here.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Madurai, 12-km from Tirumogur.
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Madurai, which is an important railway junction on Southern railway.
Road: Tirumogur can be accessed easily by road from Madurai. Madurai being an important pilgrimage centre is well served by Tamil Nadu State government buses and other private buses.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the economic and luxurious hotels, lodges, hostels, devasthanam cottages and choultries at Madurai.



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