Sri Loganathan perumal temple, Thirukannankudi

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Choza naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity is Sri Loganathan perumal (also called Shymalameni perumal) in standing posture and thayar is Loganayaki thayar. The festival idols are called Damodara Narayanan perumal and Aravindavalli thayar. The temple is among the Pancha Krishnaraya kshetrams.

Once Lord Krishna ate up the butter while Vashishta Maharishi was lost in thoughts and started running with the sage following him to reach this place where some rishis were doing penance. The rishis requested the Lord to give darshan to all devotees at this place in standing posture and hence the place is called Kannankudi (Kannan also refers to Krishna).

It is interesting to note that the moolavar and festival deity of thayar look alike.

How to reach

The temple is around 12 kms from Nagapattinam near Keevalur and Sikkal. From Mayavaram as well as Kumbakonam, the distance is approximately 60 kms

Temple tank and vimanam

The temple tank is called Sravana pushkarni and vimanam is Udbala vimanam.

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 6 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Temples in proximity

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1 comment:

chitra said...

Good coverage...another interesting temple

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