October 18, 2015

Navaneetha Krishnan Temple - Thanjavur

Site Name: Navaneetha Krishnan Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple 
Location:  Mela Masi Veethi (West Main Street), Tanjore city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: An old temple of Krishna in the locality
Nearest Railway Station: Tanjore
Nearest Airport: Trichy
How to reach: Well connected by road and rail
Hotel: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire Tanjore city

Those who know about Thanjavur (Tanjore) city in South India know mainly about the great Brahadeeswarar Temple built by Raja Raja Chola around 1000 years back. However, there are many rare and interesting sites found across the entire city. Let us explore about an interesting temple named Navaneetha Krishnan temple in this article.

The West Main Street, which is called a Mela Masi Veethi in Tamil language, is a well known locality for the citizens of Thanjavur. If someone wants to explore Thanjavur beyond the Big temple, he/she can start with this street. Bangaru Kamakshi temple is located in this street. The very next structure of this temple is Navaneetha Krishnan temple.

Navaneetha Krishnan temple seems to be 200-300 years old temple. It is a calm and serene place. The main enshrines the beautiful idols of Krishna along with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama. Garud is found facing towards the main shrine.

The temple also enshrines the idols of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Andal and there is a sub-shrine for Ram,Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. 

The temple has a small tower and has one prakara (circumabulatory passage).

Happy travelling.

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