Krishnan, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari

Famous temple in Nagercoil dedicated to Krishna

Basic information about the temple

Moolavar:KrishnanAmbal / Thayar:Rukmini, Satyabhama
Deity:PerumalHistorical name:

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Timing:5.30 to 11 & 5.30 to 8Parikaram:

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City / town:NagercoilDistrict:Kanyakumari
Maps from (click): Current location Nagercoil (4 km)Kanyakumari (22 km)

Tirunelveli (83 km)Thoothukudi (130 km)


Nagercoil is located very close to Suchindram, and is about 20km from Kanyakumari.

Sthala puranam and temple information

Aditya Varman, a king of Thiruvananthapuram, was a staunch devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan and wanted to build a temple for him. One night, Lord Krishna appeared in the King’s dream as a baby with butter in his hand, and asked him to build the temple for him. The king installed an idol as visualized by him in the dream and built the temple.

This is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna only and does not have shrines for any other gods, including in the koshtams. The flagstaff has the images of the ashta-digpaalas (keepers of the eight directions).

Nammazhvar, Periyazhvar and Vishvaksena are enshrined in a common place. Garudazhwar stands in front of Krishnan.

As Krishna was a shepherd boy in his childhood, the utsavamurti is Rajagopalan here, along with Rukmini and Satyabhama.

Every evening, during arthajama pooja, Krishna is put in a silver cradle and rocked with a thalattu (lullaby), to be put to bed. Many devotees observe this and pray for childbirth.

Other information for your visit

The following important temples are in, or within close / driving distance from, Nagercoil:

Nagarajar temple, Nagercoil

Divya Desam temples: Tiru Vazh Marban temple, Tirupatisaram; Azhagiya Nambirayar temple, Tirukkurungudi, Vanamamalai / Thotadri Natha Perumal, Nanguneri; Aadi Kesava Perumal temple, Tiruvattaru; Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple, Trivandrum;

Thuckalay Pillaiyar temple, Thuckalay (between Tiruvattaru and Nagercoil)

Thanumalayan temple, Suchindram (Siva, Vishnu, Brahma temple)

Bhagavati temple, Kanyakumari

Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Valliyur (between Nagercoil and Tirunelveli)

There are budget and mid-range hotels in Nagercoil. Trivandrum and Tirunelveli are the closest large cities with good accommodation.



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