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Thiruvelliyankudi Temple

The Thiruvelliyankudi temple is situated in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, near Senganoor bus stop. The temple can also be reached through Chozhavaram, Muttakudi and Mayavaram.

The deity of this temple is Lord Kola Valvilliraman. His idol is seen in a sleeping position, facing the east. This temple is constructed at the very place where Kola Valvilliraman is believed to have blessed Shukra, Indra, Brahma, Sage Markandeya and Sage Parasara. Worshipping in this temple is therefore considered to be equal to worshipping in the 108 major temples in Tamil Nadu.

Garudan, the divine vehicle of Lord Vishnu, is seen holding ‘sangu’ (couch shell) and ‘chakram’ (a discus shaped weapon), weapons that are normally seen in Lord Vishnu’s hands. Many sages and saints of ancient times are said to have performed a special worshipping ritual called as ‘Vyasa Puja’ here.

Updated on 29th August, 2015
District: Thanjavur


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