Marriamman, Veera ragava perumal, Madapuram Badrakali and Thirupoovanam Temple. Madurai.  

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  1. Marriamman: This temple is near Theppakulam 4 kms from Madurai.

    Main deity: Marriamman. The temple is Ellai kattha Amman {the temple to the boundary of a town}. In front of the temple there is a big tank which was constructed by Thirumalai Nayakar in 1645.

    They say Mukkuruni Vinayakar which is seen in Meenakshi Temple was found here during the construction time of the tank.

  2. Veera Ragava Perumal:

    The temple is located at Vandiyoor, Madurai.

    Main Deity: Veera Ragava perumal with Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi.
    Chkkratawzar and Navagraha Sannidhi are seen in the temple.

    Importance: On the day of Chitra pournami Kalazagar visits this temple.

    Purana says Mandooka Maharishi got rid of the curse and was blessed by Azagar here, so the place is known as Mandoor originally, and name changed to now as vandioor.

  3. Madapuram Badrakali Temple:

    This temple is near to Thirupoovanam temple.

    Here Badrakali is in standing posture with 8 hands to destroy evil deeds. We see huge horse idols made of mud and Iyannar idol near th emain Badrakali idol. There is no sanctum as such its in the open ground exposed to all conditions of weather.

  4. Thirupoovanam:

    The temple is one of 275 Siva Devera sthalams.

    The temple is in Sivagangai District, 19 Kms from Madurai.

    Main Deity: Arul Migu Poornanadhar Goddess Soundra Nayaki in separate sanctum.

    Sthala Vruksham is Jack Fruit. Teertham is Mnikarnigai River and Vaigi River.

    Importance: Dharmayagnan wanted to mix his father’s ash in Sethuk karai. As he was proceeding he happened to cross this place where the ashes turned to flowers. This place is considered equal to Kasi {Varanasi}.

    The other deities seen in the temple are Baskara Vinayakar, Subramanya Swamy, Sooryan, Nalwar, Saptha madhar, 63 Nayanmars, Mahalakshmi, Dakshina Moorthy, Patanjali Muni, Vyagyapadhar muni, Chandran, and Navagraham.

    Brahma, Thirumal, Surya, Naradha, Thirumagal, and Nala Maharaja worshipped Lord Siva of this place.

    Sambandhar, Navkkuarasar, and Sundarar sang hymns on Siva of this place.

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