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Sri Kudamadu Koothan temple

Moolavar : Kudamadu Koothan
Urchavar : Chaturpuja Gopalan
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli
Thala Virutcham : Palasamaram
Theertham : Amirtha Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatra
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Ariameya Vinnagaram
City : Tirunangoor
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirumangai Azhwar in his Mangalasasanam hymn. His songs are long in meters, pregnant with devotion praising His deeds from very childhood in destroying demons and the pleasant serene environments where His temples are situated. His songs constitute all richness of the Tamil language.


    Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and Thai month Garuda Seva in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

    This is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


   Sri Kudamadu Koothan Temple, Ariameya Vinnagaram, Tirunangoor-609 106. Nagapattinam district.


   91- 4364 - 275 689, 94439 - 85843.

General Information:

   Lord blesses his devotees in a sitting form. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is called Ucharoorunga Vimanam. There are shrines for Azhwars, Lord Sri Rama-Sita in the prakara-corridor.


   Devotees pray for prosperous life, for relief from enemies and debt burdens.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tahailakappu abishek to Lord.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord appears in the sanctum sanctorum in a sitting form with one leg placed on a butter pot.??This darshan, according to belief, brings all happiness to devotees.??As Lord came to this place dancing with a pot-Kudam, He is praised as Kudam Aadu Koothan.??The name also refers to the event of Lord holding the Govardhana hill as an umbrella to protect the people of Gokhulam when the place faced a heavy rainfall.??Procession deity is Chaturbuja Gopalan.

Temple History:


Special Features:

   Sage Udhangar was the disciple of Sage Vaidhar and learnt the Vedas from him.?After the Gurukula, he wanted to offer Guru dakshina.??Wife of Guru demanded Udhangar to get the ear rings of the queen of the land.??Udhangar went to the queen and begged for her ear rings.??As she knew the greatness of Guru Vaidhar, she gladly gave her ear rings to the disciple.??Udhangar was returning to Gurukula.?He was too hungry and thirsty. He saw a shepherd with his cows and a pot on his head.??Udhangar asked the shepherd to give the contents of the pot to quench his thirst and anger.??The shepherd said that there was nothing but cow dung and its urine which even his Guru once consumed.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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