Sri Bhaktavatsala perumal temple, Thirukannanmangai

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Choza naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity is the majestic Bhaktavatsala perumal in standing posture and thayar is known as Abhisekhavalli thayar. The temple is among the pancha Krishnaraya kshetrams- the others being Therazhandur, Thirukannapuram, Thirukanankudi, Thirukannamangai and Thiru kapisthalam.

There is a big beehive in the thayar sannadhi who are believed to be the devas who came to witness the marriage of the Lord with goddess Mahalakshmi and stayed back here. Lord Shiva is said to be protecting this place from all directions and an overnight stay here would ensure moksham.The temple is very big with beautiful sculptures.

How to reach

The temple is around 6 kms from Tiruvarur, about 25 kms from Kumbakonam and about 45 kms from Mayavaram.


Abhisekavalli Thayar
Vedanta desikar
Kodanda ramar
Manavala mamunigal
Alwars and Acharyas
Thirukannamangai andan thiruvarasu
Temple tank and vimanam

The huge temple tank is called Darshana pushkarni and vimanam is called Utpala vimanam.

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm and in the evenings from 5 pm to 8.30 pm.

Temples in proximity

Thirukannapuram, Mannargudi Rajagopala swamy temple

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