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108 Dhivya Desam - Thirukkannamangai

Location : Thirukkannamangai near Thiruvarur
Perumaal : Bhaktavatsala Perumaal
Thaayaar : Abhishekavalli
Theertham : Darshana Pushkarini

Paasuram : ThirumangaiAzhwar
Vimaanam : Utpala Vimanam
Travel Base : Thanjavur

Description: This Dhivyadesam is located 6 km north west of Thiruvarur; at a distance of about 24km from Thiruchcherai. It is a grand temple with impressive sculptures.

Deities: The Moolavar here is Bhakthavathsala Perumal in a standing posture facing east while Abhishekavalli is the presiding Taayaar here.

Legend: Lakshmi is said to have worshipped Vishnu here, and hence the name Lakshmivanam. It is believed that Shiva protects this shrine, from four temples located around here.

The Temple: Sculptured images of Vaikunthanathan, and Mahavishnu on the Garuda mount are of great beauty here. This shrine is also referred to as Saptamrita Kshetram thanks to the celebrated nature of 7 of its elements such as Vimanam, Mandapam, river, town etc. Belief also has it that residing in this town, would enable one to be liberated of the cycle of births and deaths. A large beehive is located in the sanctum of Abhishekavalli Taayaar, and it is believed that the rishis in the form of bees offer worship to the deity. Worship is offered to the beehive also. Six worship services are offered each day here.