Kurathazwar temple, Kuram, Kancheepuram.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Kuram: Sri Adi kesava perumal.



    The place is about 10kms from Kancheepuram. There are mini buses plying from kancheepuram. The place is on the route from Arakonam to Kancheepuram. We come across Kuram gate halt and from there the place is 3 kms.







    Main deity is Adikesava perumal in sitting posture with Sridevi and Bhoodevi. There is separate sanctum for Pankajavalli thayar to right and Andal sannidhi to right.


    There is a separate sanctum for Chakratazwar and Anjaneyar within temple premises. There is a separate temple for Kurathazwar in the same premises.



    As per purana says kurathazwar is avatara of Lord Vishnu in kaliyuga. Srivatsangamithrar {Kurathazwar} was ruling Kuram. He was devotee of Lord Varadaraja perumal of Kanchi and used to help needy people and Annadhanam was performed for pilgrims who visited Kanchi.


    The palace main door has bell hanging to it, and the sound of the bells can be heard till Kanchi. Normally the door of the palace is closed only after the doors of the Varadaraja swamy doors are closed.


    One day there was a delay in closing the temple door, and the doors of the palace door was closed before. Goddess Perundevi Thayar heard the bell sound and enquired about the sound to Perumal Varadarajar.


    When she came to know about the sound she wanted to meet the King. Thiru Kachi Nambi went to Kuram to inform about the invitation of Thayar. Srivatsangamitrar was surprised to hear this, and there was a transmission in this time and he left all the wealth and took to sanyasa ashram to dedicate his life for the service of Lord.



    Lord Srirama as Azwar in this Yuga was able to render his service to Lakshmana who dedicated himself to Sri Rama in Tretha yugam.
    Purana says by worshipping Kurathazwar here in this place any ailment of eye, is cured.


    This year upto 2010 is celebrated as 1000year of his birth anniversary.


  2. There is Lakshmi Hayagreevar temple and Andavan Ashram adjecent to Adi Kesava perumal temple.

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2 comments

hi amma

nice background :-)

December 4, 2009 at 8:48 PM

I've read that there is a MaaKali temple nearby. Do you know anything about that?

October 27, 2010 at 8:42 PM

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