Gajendra Varadan Perumal Temple, ThiruKapisthalam

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of SriVaishnavas in Choza naadu. The presiding lord is Gajendra Varadan perumal in reclining posture. The thayar in the temple is known as Ramaamanivalli thayar(utsavar known as potraamaraiyaal). The temple has a 3 tier gopuram.

How to reach

It is located in Thanjavur district about 10 kms from Kumbhakonam on Thiruvayaru road. From Paapanasam the temple is just 3 kms. One can visit the Thirukoodalur divyadesam also while visiting this temple as both are close to each other.

Nearest railway station: Papanasam (Railhead: Kumbakonam)
Nearest airport: Trichy airport

Specialty of the temple

The temple is among Krishnaranyakshetram, others being Tiruvazhundur, Tirukkannankudi, Thirukannapuram, Thirukannamangai. This is the only divyadesam where lord gives darshanam to two animals. It is also popular as a prarthana sthalam for Rahu.

Pushkarni and Vimanam

 The theertham is known as Gajendra Pushkarni and Kapila theertham. The vimanam is called Gaganaakriti vimanam.


 Gajendra Varadan perumal

Temple timings and contact details

The temple is open from 6.30 am to 12 noon and from 5 pm to 7.30 pm in the evenings. The priest name is O.S. Seshadri Bhattar and can be contacted at 04374-223434

Temples in proximity

Aandalakkum aiyan perumal temple- Thiruaadhanoor,
Sri Valvil Ramar temple- Thirupullambhootangudi,
Harasaapavimochana perumal temple- Thirukandiyur,
Aaduthurai perumal temple- Thirukoodalur

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