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Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal temple
Moolavar: Lakshmi Narayanar
  Urchavar: Srinivasa
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: Well water
  Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasa
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Ambasamudram
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Vaiakasi annual abishek in May-June; Purattasi Saturdays in September-October and Vedanta Desikar utsav are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  The temple is the remedial centre for the adverse effects caused by planets Shukra-Venus and Budha-Mercury.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Lakshmi Narayanar Temple, Ambasamudram-627 401.Tirunelveli district.  
  +91- 94420 64803. 
 General Information:

There are shrines in the temple for Saint Nammazhwar, Acharyas Ramanuja and Vedanta Desika.


It is believed that prayer to Lord will develop unity among couples and in family.  Those with a distressed mind and fear of something pray to Chakkarathu Azhwar on Thursdays offering garlands of red flowers.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and offer vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Perumal grants a pleasant darshan to His devotees from the sanctum sanctorum with Mother Mahalakshmi on His laph

is lap.  Perumal is the deity for planet Budha (Mercury) and Mother for Shukra-Venus, hence the temple is the remedial centre for those facing problems from these two planets.  The place is known as Budha-Shukra planets remedial centre-Parihara Sthala.  Those facing problems from Mercury pray to Perumal with Tulsi garlands and those from Venus perform archanas to Mother with kumkum.  Devotees also worship Perumal before sending children to schools praying for their shining in education.  Those facing problems in wedding proposals light ghee lamps on coconut shells placing it on rice spread on plantain leaves.


As the temple was once attached to Lord Shiva, the Vilwa belonging to Him continues to be the sacred tree of the temple.  Chakkarathazhwar graces in the front mandap with His 16 hands.  Behind Him is Lord Yoga Narasimha with four hands holding the discus.  Lord Shiva and Lord Brahmma are on both sides.  Adisesha the divine serpent is above His head.  This is a rare form of Lord Narasimha.


Lord killed demon Hiranya at about sunset known as Pradosha time and was too furious.  To restore the Lord to a pleasant mood, a drink made of dry ginger, jaggery, cardamom, water and lime juice is offered as nivedhana during the evening pujas.  On the Swati star day devotees offer this to Lord Narasimha for the same purpose.


Sri Anjali Anjaneya appears with a small Shivalinga on his head.  This darshan is not available in other temples.

  Temple History:

This was a Shiva temple in olden days.  Some sages on their way to Pothigai to meet Sage Agasthya had a doubt about the oneness of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and approached Lord Shiva to enlighten them.  Lord Shiva in His Linga form came out as Lord Vishnu with Mother Mahalakshmi.  Lord Lakshminarayana idol was made on the basis of this story and temple built then.

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