- May 28, 2021
🛕 Navaneetha Krishnan Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Madurai City in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. The temple is located near Thavittu Chanthai. Presiding Deity is called as Navaneetha Krishnan and Mother is called as Mahalakshmi.
🛕 Presiding Deity is called as Navaneetha Krishnan. Lord Navaneetha Krishna as a little smiling boy graces the devotees from sanctum sanctorum with butter in both hands. Mother Mahalakshmi gracefully appears from the right chest of the Lord. Procession deity is also nearby, but he does not go in procession. Special pujas are dedicated to Lord on each Rohini Star day. During the Krishna puja in the mornings, 27 Star Deepas and 108 Deepas are lit for Aaradhana.
🛕 Lord Srinivasa Perumal and Mother Alarmelmangai are behind the sanctum sanctorum. During the months of Masi, Panguni and Chithirai covering the English months from middle February to middle May, the rays of Sun fall on Lord Srinivasa in morning hours. Lord Rama, Mother Sita and Lakshmana graces from the front mandapam. Anjaneya is before them in a worshipping posture.
🛕 Lord Maha Ganapathi found during the construction of the temple graces from the front mandapam. Garuda Baghwan and Anjaneya appear as Dwarapalakas in left and right sides respectively on a pillar before the sanctum sanctorum. Jaya and Vijaya are in the other pillar. The Guardian deity of Madurai Karupusamy is shown in the form of a whip outside the temple.
🛕 There are some Salagrama stones in the temple brought from Kandaki River. Milk abishekam is performed to these stones and the Jadari-the Paduka plate daily. It is the staunch belief of the devotees that this darshan will ensure a place for them in Vaikunta, the Abode of Lord Vishnu. Generally, there are no shrines for Navagrahas in Vishnu temples. However, as Lord Kannan danced on the head of serpent Kalinga and granted salvation, serpent planets Rahu and Ketu are in the temple in idol forms.
🛕 The temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
🛕 Gokulastami, Navarathri, Vaikunda Ekadasi and Vinayaka Chaturthi are celebrated in the temple. Gokulastami-the birth day of Lord Krishna is grandly celebrated in the temple. Chanting of Bhagwat Gita is followed the next day evening.
🛕 Those facing adverse planetary aspects pray to the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu and perform turmeric abishek to Nagar in the prakara. Those concerned with the welfare of children pray to Lord Navaneethakrishna with butter and sweet pudding –sarkarai Pongal.
🛕 This Temple is situated near Tirumalai Naicker Mahal in Pandhadi 5th street in Madurai. The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, 1.5 Kms from Madurai Koodal Azhagar Temple, 1.5 Kms from Madurai Periyar Bus Stand, 3 Kms from Madurai Railway Station, 6 Kms from Madurai Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus and 10 Kms from Madurai Airport. Bus Routes – 11,11A,17 & 38 from Periyar Bus-stand. Madurai being a popular tourist center is well connected by railways and has daily flights to Colombo (Sri Lanka), Mumbai Bangalore and Chennai.
Navaneetha Krishnan Temple,
Pandhadi 5th Street, Lamp Post,
Madurai – 625 001
Mobile: +91 92451 45226.