2017-08-01 (2) (1), Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Madurai
2017-08-01 (2) (1), Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Madurai

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Madurai

Date built:
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple (Navaneethakrishna Temple),
South Masi Street, Madurai – 625 001
Phone+91 452 233 2138
 Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Madurai City in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. The temple is under the patronage of Sourashtra Sabha, is located at the South Krishnan Koil street branching out from the South Masi Street and to the east of Sri Koodal Alagar Perumal Temple.


Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.


Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Sri Rama Navami; Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Ratha Sapthami in January and Purattasi Saturdays in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple. The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated in the temple on the Krishna Jayanti day. It is followed by a procession of Child Krishna in a golden cradle and also Uriyadi festival – breaking the butter pot.


People pray for child boon offering sweetened flakes and porridge (Payasam in Tamil) to Lord Krishna. Students seek blessings of Lord to excel in studies. Besides offering Tirumanjanam to Lord Perumal, devotees offer to Lord Lakshmi Hayagriva on Thursdays Nivedhanas of sugar candy, dates, with Tulsi and cardamom garlands.

Legend / Local stories

Association of Thirumalai Naicker with this Temple:

Thirumalai Naicker who ruled Madurai in 18th century, was a great devotee of Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal. It is said that by God’s holy direction, he had a glimpse of the Krishna Jyoti (divine light) from this temple during one of his evening walks and hence after he had generously contributed for building various structures of this holy temple.

Suyambhu Krishna Idol:

In days of yore, a Vishnu devotee made a small idol of Lord Krishna and was worshipping him as a child. He had a desire to have a big Krishna idol and have his darshan. Lord appeared in his dream and said that he was in the form of his wish near Vaigai River. The devotee found the idol and installed it here. In course of time, this idol became the presiding deity of the temple.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 350 meters from Koodal Azhagar Temple, 700 meters from Complex Bus Stand, 750 meters from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, 700 meters from Periyar Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus, 1.5 Kms from Madurai Railway Junction and 10 Kms from Madurai International Airport. The temple is situated in the South Krishna Temple street branching from South Masi Street. It is very close to the Madurai Central bus stand and can be easily reached by walk. People know the temple as Krishnar Temple.

Contact Details

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple (Navaneethakrishna Temple),
South Masi Street, Madurai – 625 001
Phone: +91 452 233 2138
Mobile: +91 99421 19165

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