Madhurai Madana gopala swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Madanagopala swamy
  • Rukmini ,
  • Satyabhama devi

Location :

Madhurai Arulmigu Madana Gopala Swamy Temple / Lord Venugopala (Srikrishna perumal) temple,
Melamasi Street, Madurai city,
Madhurai district-625001,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:40 AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Temple History :

Madana Gopala Swamy Temple is located on the eastern side of Madurai Periyar bus stand, near the Eastern gate of Immayil Nanmai Tharuvar Koil. This temple is perceived as a worshipping place of Vaishnavites.The main idol of this temple is Sri Madana Gopala Swamy and the goddess is Mother Maduravalli Thayar. In the temple premises, there is a separate shrine for Sri Aandaal Ammavaru.The Maha Mandapam with beautiful sculptures depicting Ramayana scenes on both northern and southern sides is seen in front of the Sannidhi (sanctum).

Madana Gopala Swamy temple’s Sthala Vruksham (tree) is Plantain. They say one who wants to become well versed in music should worship Madana Gopala swami and get the blessings of Lord here.Sri Madana Gopala Swamy temple was built in 16th century A.D. Legend says that Lord Siva worshiped and did penance in front of a Shivalinga which he installed. The amount of energy was too much for the living beings in the world, so to divert Lord Siva’s attention; Lord Vishnu played his flute and balanced the crisis.Then Lord Madana Gopala Swamy installed here.On Her way to Sri Rangam, Mother Anadal visited this temple with Saint Periazhwar traveling in a palanquin and worshiped Lord Madanagopala Swami before merging in the divine body of Lord Perumal, according to local history-sthala Purana.

Festivals :

  • 1 Maha Shivaratri
    • Rishabha vahana Darshan
    • Maha shivaratri Abhishekam
    • Silver Chariot
  • 2 Vasanthotsavam
  • 3 Ramalinga Prathistai
  • 4 Thiru Kalyanam
    • Rishabha vahana
    • Silver Chariot
    • Thabasu day
    • Sayana sevai on Golden Pallaki
    • Thiruk kalyana day
  • 5 Navaratri festival (Dasara)
  • 6 Kantha shasti
  • 7 Aarudra Darshan

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Viswaroopa – 6:40 AM
  • Pongal Kala – 8:00AM
  • Uchikalam pooja – 12:00PM
  • Sayaratchai pooja – 7:00PM
  • Arthajamam pooja – 9:00PM
  • Archanai – Rs 5
  • Arasamaram Sutrutal(60th Marrage)- Rs 100
  • Vaikunda Ekathasi Vimanaseethu – Rs 5
  • Marrage fee – Rs 500
  • Camera – Rs 100
  • Video Camera – Rs 200
  • Mappillai Azhaippu – Rs 200
  • Ekanatha Marriage – Rs 100
  • Alangaram – Rs 300

Nearest Temples Around Madhurai Madana gopala swamy Temple :

  • Tenkasi Kasi Viswanatha temple – 158 km
  • Kadayam Vilava Vananatha temple – 177 km
  • Cumbum/Kambam Kambaraya & Kasi viswanatha temple – 115 km
  • Palani Dandayuthapani temple – 118 km
  • Palani Idumban temple – 119 km
  • Tiruchunai Agastheeswarar temple – 49 km
  • Dindigul Srinivasa perumal temple – 63 km
  • Srivilliputhur Vaidyanathar temple – 78 km
  • Srivilliputtur Nachyar /Andal temple – 77 km
  • Sathuragiri Sundaramahalingam temple – 75 km
  • Uthamapalayam Thirukalatheeswarar kovil – 105 km
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  • Rameswaram Ramalingeswara swamy temple – 169 km
  • Sankara kovil Sankaranarayan temple – 121 km
  • Tirunelveli Nelliappar temple – 157 km
  • Madhurai Meenakshi Amman temple – 1 km
  • Madhurai Thiruparakundram Murugan temple – 7 km
  • Alagar Kovil Kallalagar temple – 22 km
  • Thiruvedagam Edaganatheswarar temple – 18 km
  • Pillayarpatti Karpaga vinayagar temple – 74 km
  • Madhurai Dandayuthapani temple – 0.3 km
  • Kalugumalai Murugan temple – 118 km
  • Tiruchendur Subramanya swamy temple – 180 km
  • Srirangam Ranganatha temple – 144 km
  • Tirupattur Brahmapureeswarar temple – 166 km
  • Manapparai Nallandavar temple – 109 km
  • Kumily Mangla devi temple – 147 km
  • Peraiyur Naganatha temple – 107 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Madhurai – 7 km
  • Thirumangalam – 19 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Madhurai – 1 km
  • Tirumangalam – 20 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore airport – 208 km
  • Chennai airport – 442 km
  • cochin airport – 247 km
  • Trivendram airport – 300 km

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