Moolaver: Meikanda Moorthy
City Location: Nagapattinam
One Alagumuthu was serving in the temple as the security man. His service was unfortunately terminated as he developed leprosy. Stricken with poverty, he used to enter the temple secretly and prayed to Lord for relief. One day, before he left the temple, the doors were closed and he was trapped inside. He could not bear his hunger.
Lord Muruga appeared before Alagumuthu, cured his disease completely and quenched his hunger. Lord also gifted Alagumuthu high proficiency in Tamil to sing poetries. Lord Muruga was known as Meikandamurthy. In course of time, the temple came o be known as Kumaran Koil.
In the place of the peacock, this elephant is installed before the shrine of Meikandamurthy-Lord Muruga.
Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Navarathri in September-October, 10 day Thaipoosam in January-February, Kubera Puja on Deepavali Day (Aipasi New Moon day) are the festivals observed in the temple.
Prayers and Poojas:
Devotees suffering from skin problems and leprosy pray in the temple and consume the water Prasad (Theertham) in the belief it cures them.
Devotees perform milk abishek to Lord Muruga.
Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Temple Travel Guide:
The temple is near the Nalukal Mandapam bus stop on the Nagapattinam-Thanjavur route. Town buses are available.
Sri Kumaran Tirukoil, Neela South Street, Nagapattinam – 611 001.
Phone No: +91 99941 98391, 94429-29270
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