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Loganatha Perumal Temple

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Country  India
Location  Thirukannagudi, Sikkal
Consort  Aravindavalli(Lakshmi)
Architectural style  Dravidian architecture
State  Tamil Nadu
Primary deity  Loganathar(Vishnu)
District  Nagapattinam
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Festival deity  Damodara Narayanan(Vishnu)
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Loganatha Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu located 2 km away from Sikkal, Tamil Nadu, India on the Tiruvarur-Nagapatnam highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.

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Legend

As per Hindu legend, sage Gautama is believed to have worshiped the deity here.

The Temple

The temple has a 5-tier rajagopuram and a vast temple complex. The temple tank is right outside the temple. The prime deity, Loganathar has an imposing image.

Religious Significance

The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Tirumazhisai Alwar in one hymn. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book.

This temple is one of the Panchakanna (Krishnaranya) Kshetrams. Kannan refers to Krishna, the avatar of Vishnu, while pancha means five and Kshetrams refers to holy places. Four of the five temples are situated in Chola Nadu, in modern times, in the region surrounding Kumbakonam and Nagapattinam and one of them in Nadu Nadu. There are five similar temples located in North India, called Pancha-dvarakas. Krishna is not the presiding deity in any of the temples. The processional deity, Krishna, led to the derivation of the names of these places.

References

Loganatha Perumal Temple Wikipedia


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