The Thiru Kavalampadi temple is situated in Thanjavur District
, Tamil Nadu
, 7 miles east from Seerkazhi. The Vaihteeswaran Kovil railway station is situated at a distance of 5 miles from the temple.
The deity of this temple is Gopala Krishnan
, also known by the name Rajagopalan. The idol of the deity is in a standing position, facing the east.
The word ‘kavalam’ means ‘a small quantity of food’. The temple is named Thiru Kavalampadi because the main offering given by the devotees to the deity is simple cooked food. There is a separate place in the premises of the temple to cook food for the deity.
Every year, on the occasion of Thai Amavasai (New moon day in the Tamil Month Thai), the deity is taken for a procession called ‘garuda sevai’.
This temple belongs to a group of temples collectively called Thirunaangur Tirupati