Thirukkavithalam, also known as Kabisthalam, is situated in Thanjavur District
and is 3 km north of Papanasam. It is one of the five Krishnaranya Kshethrams (others are Thirukannapuram, Thirukkannamangai,
and Thirukkovilur). The gopuram of the temple is built in three nilai (floor).
The temple enshrines Shri Gajendra Varadhan (Lord Vishnu) in reclining posture on Adisesha (Anantha), facing east. Uthsavar here is Shri Varadharajar.
Thirukkavithalam is 3 km from
Papanasam Railway Station. The place is located on the Kumbakonam- Thiruvayaru bus route.