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108 Dhivya Desam - Thirukkandiyur

Location : Thirukkandiyur near Thiruvaiyaru
Perumaal : Harasaapavimochana Perumaal
Thaayaar : Kamalavalli
Theertham : Kapaala Theertham

Paasuram : ThirumangaiAzhwar
Vimaanam : Kamalakriti Vimanam
Travel Base : Thanjavur

Description: This Dhivyadesam is located at Thirukkandiyur, considered to be one of the Saptastanams of the famed Panchanadiswarar temple at Thiruvaiyaru, revered by the Tevaram hymns. In Thirukkandiyur, is the Thirukkandiyur Veerattam, the Shivastalam associated with the legend of Shiva having removed the 5th head of  Bhrama.

Deities: The Moolavar here is Harasaapavimochana Perumaal, in a standing posture facing East. Perumaal is also known as Brighunathar or Balinathar. The Utsavar is Kamalanathan. Taayaar here is known as Kamalavalli. Also here are shrines to Narasimhar and Chakkarattazhwar.

Legends: It is believed that the fifth head of Bhrama plucked out by Shiva, stuck to his palms; and it came unstuck only after Vishnu and Lakshmi offered alms into the stuck skull, hence the name Hara Saapa Vimochana Perumaal. The same legend is held at Thirukkarambanur and at Thirukkurunkudi.

This temple has two prakarams and a ragaopuram. Four worship services are carried out each day. The annual Bhramotsavam is celebraed in the month of Pankuni.