Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Kovil,Thirukoodalur

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Chola naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity here is Sri Vayyam Kaatha perumal, also called Uyyanthavar or Jegat rakshakan (one who protects the world) in standing posture. The temple is a purana sthalam as well as a prarthana sthalam and is known as Sangama kshetram. There is a five tier rajagopuram in the temple. Thayar here is known as Padmaasani or pushpavalli thayar. The place got its name as koodalur which means coming together as all the devas had approached Lord Vishnu to save the earth from demon Hiranyakshan at this place.

How to reach

The temple is around 25 kms from Kumbakonam and can be reached by travelling in buses plying to Thiruvaiyaru. The bus stop is in front of the temple. The temple is about 5 kns from Thirukavithalam and Thirukandiyur, Thirupullamboothangudi, Thiruaadhanoor and Thanjai Maa Mani divyadesams can also be covered at the same time if a private car/auto is booked for half a day.

Nearest Railhead: Kumbakonam / Tanjavur
Nearest airport: Trichy

Specialty of the temple

There is a jackfruit tree behind the main sannadhi and there is a big conch (shanku) like formation on it that is said to have formed naturally when it was being planned to cut down a portion of the tree for renovation purpose. The formation is covered with turmeric for identification.



Vimanam and Pushkarni

The temple pond is called Chakra Theertham and the Vimanam is known as Suddhasathva vimanam.

Temple Timings and contact details

The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm in the mornings and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evenings. The priest Sri Venkatesa Bhattar can be contacted at 04374-244279.

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Thirukoodaloor, kkoodalur, jagat rakshagan, kaveri theertham

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