Sunday, January 10, 2010

Madanagopal temple Madurai

Lord Krishna seen playing the flute

Located in the heart of Madurai half a kilometre East of Koodal Azhagar Divya Desam is the Madana Gopala Perumal Koil where the Lord is seen with four hands- providing darshan as Perumal holding a Conch and Chakra and as Krishna playing the flute with his other two hands. The Lord is also known as Deivika Vasudevan.

Said to have been installed by the rishis thousands of years ago, the Madana Gopalan temple was later renovated in the 7th Century AD. Several Ramayana sculptures are seen at this temple.


Gokulashtami is special at this temple
Big festival on Rohini Nakshatram in Aavani
Chitrai annual festival
9 day festival in Aadi

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Venugopalan, Rukmani, Satyabhama
Goddess : Madana Mayuravalli
Utsavar : Madanagopalan
Temple Time: 7am-12noon and 430pm-9pm
Contact : Soundara Raja Bhattar @ 94431 81793 or 0452 234 9363

How to reach
Veera Raghava Perumal is ½ km East of this temple
Auto from Madurai Junction will cost Rs. 30/-

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