Harasaapavimochana Perumal Temple, Thirukandiyur

About the temple

 The temple is one among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas coming under Choza naadu. The temple is also known as Pancha Kamala Kshetram. Lord Hara saabavimochana perumal presides here in a standing pose and is also called Brighunathar or Balinathar. The utsavar is called Kamalanathan and thayar is Kamalavalli thayar. There is a separate sannadhi for thayar. The temple has a 3 tier rajagopuram with 2 prakarams.

How to reach

The temple is in Tanjavur/Tanjore district of Tamilnadu and is close to Thiruvaiyaru. It is about 2 kms from Thiruvaiyaru and around 11 kms from Tanjore on the main road itself. If a taxi/auto is booked from Kumbakonam to Tanjore, along with Thirukandiyur, one can also visit Thirukoodalur, Thanjai Maa Mani, Pullam Bhootangudi, Thiruaadhanoor and Thirukapisthalam.

Nearest railhead: Tanjavur and Kumbakonam
Nearest airport: Trichy

Specialty of the temple

 Since Lord Shiva is said to be freed from the curse of plucking out one of Lord Brahma’s head at this place, it is believed that devotees visiting the temple will be freed from all their sins.


Kamalavalli thayar
Narasimhar and chakrattalwar
Vedanta desikar

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The temple pond is called Kapaala theertham and the vimanam is known as Kamalakriti vimanam

Temple Timings and Contact details

The temple is open from 8 am in the morning to 12 noon and from 4.30 pm in the evening to 8 pm. The priest name is Sriram Bhattar and can be contacted at 9865302750

Temples in proximity

Aaduthurai perumal temple-Thirukoodalur
Thanjai Maa Mani,
Valvil Ramar temple-Pullam Bhootangudi,
Aandalakkum Aiyan temple- Thiruaadhanoor
Gajendra Varadhan perumal temple- Thirukapisthalam
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