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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  • 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 »
  • Good to visit the temple and take the blessings of Lord Venkatesha, Chakarathalvar and Ananda Narasimar.  more »
  • Very nice & peaceful place to be Away from the city One can relax after darshan it has a great pond at the back of the temple & it is a scenic view  more »
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  • Serene. Beautiful place to spend in early morning and evening. A peaceful temple and the temple pool with the floating lotus flowers is a bliss to watch at the backdrop of the rock mountain.
  • Calm and serene. Picturesque if the pond is full.
  • Peaceful temple good and historical place to visit in madurai
  • Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple (also known as Thirumohoor or Tirumogoortemple) 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 Tamilcanon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesamdedicated 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.
  • Divyadesam - you will be awestruck by the majestic Perumal

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