“பொன் இவர் மேனி மரகத்தின் பொங்கு இலன்
ஜ்யோதி யகலதரம் அச்சோ ஒருவர் அழகிய வா …”
‘Achcho’ is a phrase used to show our excitement when we see something that keeps us ‘spell bound’.
The temple is said to have been constructed by the Naaga Kings, improved upon and renovated later by the Maratha rulers and the Nayak Kings.
Three Postures of the Lord
A Unique Narasimha statue
There is a bronze statue of Narasimha where he is seen blessing Prahalad with one hand and destroying Hiranyakashipu with his other hands.
Temple Tower as a Light House
In centuries gone by, the 7 tiered Gopuram of this Divya Desam had a light atop the tower that served as a ‘light house’ for ships coming into and crossing Nagapattinam.
Chitrai Avataara Utsavam
Vaikasi Vasantha Utsavam
Moolavar: Soundara Raja Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Goddess : Soundara Valli (Separate Sannidhi)
Time : 730am-12noon and 530pm-9pm
Contact : Rangaraja Bhattar / R. Sriraman Bhattar@ 94422 13741
How to reach
Direct night train from Madras to Nagai ( Karaikal Exp dep: 11.15pm). The temple is walking distance from the Nagapattinam Railway Station
The temple is about 3kms South of New Bus Stand. Auto will charge Rs. 40 from the Nagai New bus stand
Where to stay: Krishnammal Kalyana Mandapam, VPN Lodge