India | Tamil Nadu


Kapisthalam, in Thanjavur District, is situated 3 km from Papanasam on the Thanjavur-Kumbakonam road via Tiruvaiyaru. It rests between the Kollidam and Cauvery rivers. This place is depicted in ‘Naanmukan Thiruvanthathi’, a composition of the famous Tamil poet Azhwar. Prime attraction is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The lord of Kapisthalam is believed to be the remover of sins (Paapa Vimochakatvam). Gajendra Pushkarni is the holy water source present here. The Paapa Vimochakatvam and the holy water are associated with a legend of the Lord saving an elephant from the hands of death. Kapisthalam (Kapi means monkey) got its name, as the Lord gave darshan to Hanuman at this place.

Nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport and the nearest railway station is Papanasam Railway Station.

Updated on 2nd March, 2016
District: Thanjavur

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