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Sri Vaiyam Katha Perumal temple

Moolavar : Vaiyam Katha Perumal
Urchavar : Jagath Rakshagan
Amman / Thayar : Padmasanavalli
Thala Virutcham : Jack tree
Theertham : Chackara Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Sangamapuri, Darbaranyam
City : Tirukudalur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirumangai Azhwar in his Mangalasasanam hymns.


   10 day Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the temple in Vaikasi Visakam in May-June.

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple is one among the Divya Desas of Lord Perumal. It is noteworthy that a conch symbol is on the Jack tree naturally left of the Lord?s shrine.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to7.30 p.m.


   Sri Vaiyam Katha Perumal Koil, Tirukudalur,-614 202, Thanjavur district.



General Information:

   Lord Perumal graces the devotees in a standing form. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is called Suddha Satwa Vimana.



Thanks giving:

   The devotees strongly believe that the very discus of Perumal would be a security to them if they surrender at His Lotus feet.

Greatness Of Temple:

    Perumal in the temple appears as if always ready to come to the rescue of His devotees with His Chakra-discuss. King Ambarisha drowned in the worship of Lord, failed to strengthen his army. He lost his kingdom too. Not deterred by the loss, he continued his devotion to Lord only. He was observing the Ekadasi fast one day with his habitual meditation. He did not notice that Sage Durvas came to see him. The sage thought that Ambarisha ignored him and cursed the king.

Temple History:

    Demon Hiranyaksha fought with Mother Earth and hid her under the world below-Padala Loka. Lord rescued her back to her place with His Varaha Avatara. He split the earth for the purpose and brought back her at Sri Mushnam. Remembering this event, Saint Tirumangai Azhwar praises this place as Pugunthan Oor (Lord entered into earth). As Lord protected the world (Vaiyam) from the demon, He is praised as Vaiyam Katha Perumal.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The temple belongs to the 108 Divya Desa group. A natural conch symbol is found on the Jack tree ? the sacred tree of the temple.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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