Brahmotsavam for the Nandhana year at Madhuramangalam is being conducted, which started on the 3rd of May and concludes on the 13th of May 2012. All the devotees around Chennai, Kanchipuram are requested to attend the utsavam over the weekend.
Each and every place has unique features and significance. In olden days Madhuramangalam was known as Mazalaimagalam. The temple at Maduramangalam is more than a 1000 years old and is said to have been built by a Thondaimandala king called Suparna. This is the avathara stalam of Sri Embar. The utsavamurthi is the aradhanamurthi of Embar. Sri Embar is believed to be an incarnation of Garuda, for which reason the pushkarini is called Garuda Pushkarini. The villagers firmly believe that poisonous snakes will not harm them. In the Sannidhi for Sri Embar, he is seen wearing a pendant gifted to him by Sri Ramanuja.
Thanks to Sri Lakshminarasimhan Sridhar for the news