(Last Updated on : 16-09-2010)
Tiruneermalai Temple is a complex of two temples, one located on top of a small hill which has three shrines, and one at the bottom of a hill it has one shrine The temple at the bottom enshrines Neervannan or Neelamukilvannan in a standing posture facing south. Taayaar has her own sanctum, is Animaamalar Mangai. There is a sanctum for Chakravarti Tirumagan too. This temple has a single prakaram and a three-tiered rajagopuram.
The hill temple is accessed via 200 steps. The first of the images here is that of Shanta Narasimhan, in a seated posture facing east. The second is of Ranganathar, in a reclining position, facing south. Taayaar is facing east. The third sanctum is of Trivikraman (Nadandan) standing, facing east. The three positions are described as 'irundaan', 'ninraan', 'kidandaan'.
The temple is located at Tiruneermalai (Pallavaram) near Chennai. the deity of this temple is Vishnu: Neervannan.
: The temple is located at Tiruneermalai (Pallavaram) near Chennai. the deity of this temple is Vishnu: Neervannan. he name Neer malai comes from the legend when Tirumangaialwar visited this shrine, a moat of water surrounded the hill, and he had to wait in the village for six months until the water receded. Valmiki worshipped the three forms of Vishnu on the hill, and meditated upon Rama after climbing down the hill, Ranganathar manifested himself as Rama, Lakshmi as Janaki, Adiseshan as Lakshmanan, the conch and the discus as Shatrugna and Bhararata, Viswaksena as Sugreeva, Garuda as Hanuman, and appeared before him.
: The annual festivals are held in Panguni and in Chittirai with emphasis on Panguni Utthiram and the tamil new year.