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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  • The Kalamegaperumal temple is a beautiful ancient temple located about 30 mins drive from the city of Madurai. The main diety of the temple is Kalamega Perumal or in other words Lord Vishnu. The templ...  more »
  • kalamegaperumal temple has Lord Vishnu.old temple with architecture.temple closes around 8 pm since situated little remote  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.
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