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Kolavilli Ramar, sheerapthi Nathan

Moolavar : Kolavilli Ramar, sheerapthi Nathan
Urchavar : Shrungara Sundarar (fond of dressing attractively)
Amman / Thayar : Maragathavalli (Sri Devi, Bhoodevi)
Thala Virutcham : Red plantain
Theertham : Shukra, Parasurama, Brahmma and Indra theerthams
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasa Agama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Bhargava Kshetra
City : Tiruvelliangudi
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the Lord lavishly in his Mangalasasanam hymn.


   Sri Rama Navami in March-April (Panguni); Gokhulashtami in August-September (Aavani); Tirukarthikai in November-December and Vaikunda Ekasi in December-January (Margazhi) are the festivals celebrated in the temple

Temple's Speciality:

   Of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal, this is the only temple where Garuda Bhagwan appears with 4 hands holding discus and conch. Also this is the only place where plantain grows on a rock yielding fruits once a year even today. Lord Perumal graces in the temple in reclining form facing east and painted beautifully.

Opening Time:

    The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m.


   Sri Kolavilli Ramar temple, Tiruvelliangudi, Thanjavur.


   91- 435-245 0118, 94433 96212

General Information:

    Lord Perumal blesses the devotees in his Bhujanga Sayana-reclining form. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is of Varthaga Vimana design. Shukra, Lord Brahmma, Indira, Sage Parasurama, Mayan the divine sculptor had the darshan of Lord in this temple. Senganur, the birth place of eminent Vaishnavite Scholar Periavachan Pillai is near this place. Kanchi Acharya His Holiness Sri Chandra Sekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal - Kanchi Periavar ? stayed here to execute renovations.


    Those facing vision problems, delay in marriage, seeking child boon pray here with the staunch belief that their prayers will be favourably responded by Lord Perumal. People also pray to Perumal for relief from the adverse aspect of planet Shukra-Venus.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The belief is that worshipping Perumal in this temple equals to worshipping Him in all 108 Divya Desa temples. Planet Shukra-Venus is worshipping Perumal in the form of a ever burning lamp as a token of his gratitude to Lord who restored his vision. Of the Navagraha importance places, this belongs to Shukra. A plantain that came through rocks still exists here yielding fruits once a year. This is the only Divya Desa temple where Garuda Bhagwan blesses devotees with four hands holding discus and conch.

Temple History:

   Lord Maha Vishnu , in His Vamana Avatar, sought three feet of land from emperor Mahabali. Shukra was the Guru of Mahabali. When Mahabali was to offer the three feet land to Vamana, knowing his design, Shukra took the form of a bee and blocked the handle hole of the water bowl to prevent Mahabali obliging Vamana?s wish. Vamana the Lord, removed the bee inside (shukra) with a grass stem to facilitate flow of the water to solemnize the charity. The stick hit one eye of Shukra. He lost vision of that eye.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: This is the only Divya Desa where Garuda Bhagwan appears with four hands holding discus and the conch as Perumal. A red plantain tree that grew here from rocks, still exists yielding fruits once in a year. Perumal blesses the devotees in reclining form facing east. The idol is beautifully painted.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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