After killing Raavana, Lord Raama is said to have stayed here for a few days. While here, he is said to have a made a golden cow and given it to a Brahmin, who is said to have built this temple.
The history of temple says that, once there was brahmana named Kaashyaban who lived at Kancheepuram in poor state. Due to the poverty, his son named Mukund left the family for earning money inorder to support them. While he was on yAtra, reached Thiru Sempon kOil at Thiru Nangur and met a yOgi there. After knewing the status of him, the yOgi preached him the AshtAkshara mantram and instructed him to chant the mantra to get
rid of his poverty. Mukund sat infront of Sri pEraruLAlan sannidhi at Thiru Semponsei kOil and started chanting the mantra for 32,000 times in 3 days. After that, by the guidance of Sri pEraruLAlan he discovered a treasure full of gold. With that he left to Kancheepuram and lived happily with his family by doing kainkaryams and attained paramapadham. This incident reminds the Kanchi pEraruLAlan’s help towards Kaliyan in obtaining money when he was in prison for not paid the due to the then Chozha king!
It is believed that, by chanting the ashtAkshara mantram for 32,000 times in 3 days at Sri PeraruLAlan sannidhi of Thiru Semponsei kOil will yield ishwaryam and good fortune in life. Many devotees throng to this temple for to chant the mantra and returned with fruitful results.
The belief here is that if one would recover his lost wealth, if one offers sincere prayers to Sempon Arangan.
Thirumangai Azwar gets Darshanam
Azhwar had the darshana bhAgyam of emperumaan without any hindrance from paadham to kEsam/crown all at once in Thiru Semponsei kOil, unlike during vaamana avatAram – or in Ksheeraabdhi.
வசையறு குறளாய் மாவலி வேள்வி மண்ணள விட்டவன் றன்னை
அசைவறு மமர ரடியிணை வணங்க அலைகடல் துயின்றவம் மானை
திசைமுக னனையோர் நாங்கைநன் னடுவுள் செம்பொன்செய் கோயிலி னுள்ளே
உயர்மணி மகுடம் சூடிநின் றானைக் கண்டுகொண் டுய்ந்தொழிந் தேனே
Deity : Sri Perarulaalan East Facing Standing Posture
Goddess : Sri Alli Maamalar Naachiyar
Utsavar : Sempon Arangar
Azhvaar : ThiruMangai Azhvaar 10 Paasurams (1268-77)
Temple Timing : 8am-12noon and 5pm-7pm