Adhanoore, Thiruvaikavoore, Kavisthalam, Thirukoodaloore and Thirupazanam Temple. Kumbakonam.  

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  1. Adhanoor Sudarshna chakra Anjaneyar.

    Anjaneyar, (Hanuman) holds sudharshna with his tail on his shoulder and it appears as if he is carrying some luggage.

  2. Thirupullam Boodhamkudi Vishnu Temple.

    one of 108 Divya Desam temples.The place is about 5kms from Swamy malai.

    Main Deity: Valvil Raman and Portamaraial or Hemambujavalli.Bujanga sayanam. (sleeping posture)Teertham: Jhatau teertham and Kruthra teertham.

    Importance: Vishnu’s posture here in the temple is like taking rest after granting the eternal bliss to Jhatau..This happens when sita was in Lanka so u find Bhooma devi with him,so that he can perform the religious rituals for Jhatau. Utsava vighara is Rama with four hands.

  3. Thiruvaikavoor:

    This is One of 275 important siva Devara Sthalam.

    The place is about 15kms from Kumbakonam and 12kms from Papanasam.

    Main Deity:Swaambu linga known as Vilva vaneswarar and Valaikainayaki.

    Sthala Vrukshamis Vilvam.Teerthamis yama teertham.

    Importance: An hunter was chased by a lion, he climbed a tree and started plucking leaf and throwing it down the whole night and the leaf was falling on linga under the tree.

    Being Sivarathri day siva was pleased with hunter and blessed him. Noticable thing here is all the nandi in the temple are facing towards the entrance to frighten the lion. Brahama and Vishnu are dwarabalakas here.

    Sambandar and Navakkuarasar sang on Siva. Arunagirinathar sang Thiruugazh on Lord Murugan.

  4. Kavisthalam: Vishnu Temple.

    one of 108 Divya Desam and also known as pancharanya kshetram. the place is about 3kms from papanasam.

    Main Deity: Gajanderan Varadhan and Ramamani vali thayar.

    Teertham: Gajandra pushkarani and Kapila teertham

    Importance: When gajandra was caught by the crocodile while drinking water in the pond he took the name of lord Vishnu to rescue him, he surrendered himself with full dedication and vishnu was pleased and rescued Gajendra.
    Teertham: Kaveri and Chakra teertham.

  5. Thirukoodaloor:

    Jagadhrakshkan and thayar Padmasini. one of 108 Divya Desam. The place is on the Tanjore to Ganapathy Agraharam.

    Main Deity is known as Jagadhrakshan and Thayar Padmasini,standing posture.

    Importance: The place where Nandaga muni and devas performed puja was washed away by floods. Rani Mangammal dreamt about the renovation of temple and she renovated it. Another important thing to observe is there is shanku formation in the sthalavruksham.

  6. Ganapathi Agraharam.

    Main Deity: Ghanapathy.

    Importance: On vinakaya chauthi day everyone in the town celebrate in the temple only and nobody performs puja at home.

  7. Thirupazanam:

    This is One of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.

    The Place is about 4kms from Thiruvyaru.

    Main Deity: Swayambu Linga known as Aabath sahayar and Amman Perai Nayaki.

    Teertham: Cauveri. Sthala Vrukshamis Kadhali and Vilvam.

    Importance: Yama was chasing a brahamin boy who surrendered himself to Siva. Siva rescued the boy, so the name Aabath sahayeswarar.

    Sambandhar and Navakkuarasar sang hymns on lord Siva.

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