Anamalai and Thiru Mogur temple, Madurai.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Anaimalai: Narashima perumal and Narasinga valli thayar".

    The temple is a cave temple. The place is on Trichy highway, 2 kms from Melur and 12 kms from Madurai. The temple dates back even before 6th century.

    There is no dwajasthambam in the temple, so urchavar is not taken outside the temple for rounds. The main door has beautiful carvings of gods

  2. Thiru Mogur: Kalamega perumal temple.

    One of 108 Divya Desam. The temple is 13 kms from Madurai, and 9 kms south of Melur. Here the Pushkarani is known as Swetha pushkarani and vilwam is sthala vruksham of the temple.

    Main Deity: is Kala mega perumal and his consort known as Mohana valli thayar"

    Sthala puranam says Vishnu took, mohini roopam to distribute the nector to devas, and the place was originally known as Mohanoor.

    Importance: Nammazwar attained moksha after worshiping Kalamega perumal here. Chakkratazwar is something unique here. Manthras are incarnated on it, and the thiruvadi {padam} is rotating, which means at any point, he is ready to help one who worships him.

    Chakkratazwar represent Sudarshanar. At the back of Sudarshanar we see Narashimar and he is called as Narashima sudarshnar.

    Near the entrance of the temple, in a separate sanctum, we see pallikonda nadhar {Sleping posture} known as ksheerabdhi nadhar, both Sridevi and Bhoodevi thayar are seen near the leg side with their hands near the foot of perumal in praying posture.

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