10-Km From Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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 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
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