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108 Dhivya Desam - Thirukkoodaloor

Location : Thirukkoodaloor near Thiruvaiyaru
Perumaal : Jagatrakshakan
Thaayaar : Padmasini, Pushpavalli
Theertham : Chakra Theertham, Kaveri

Paasuram : ThirumangaiAzhwar
Vimaanam : Sudhdha Satva Vimanam
Travel Base : Thanjavur

Description: This Dhivyadesam is located at Thirukkoodaloor, at a distance of about 12 km from Thiruvaiyaru, enroute to Kumbhakonam. Thirukkoodaloor is also known as Aaduturaipperumaal Koyil or Sangama Kshetram. Rani Mangammal is believed to have built the present temple at the Perumal Koyil village near Papanasam. The images here are said to have been recovered from the original temple which was washed away in the Kollidam river floods.

Deities: The moolavar here is Vaiyamkaatta Perumaal or Jagatrakshakan in a standing posture, facing east. The Utsavar goes by the same name. Taayaar here is Padmasini or Pushpavalli. There are shrines to Varadarajaperumal, Andal and the azhwars.

The Temple: A five tiered Rajagopuram adorns the entrance to this temple built in the 15th century. Images of the ministers of Rani Mangammal, are seen carved on pillars in one of the mandapams in the temple.

Legends: It is believed that the Devas, with Nandakamuni gathered here to worship Vishnu and hence the name Koodalur. The Kaveri river is said to have regained its glow here.

Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day, and the annual Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi.