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
One who worships the diety at this Kshetra is said to have
earned the credit of worshipping the dieties at all the 108
Sri Garuda has the Shanku and Chakra only in this Kshetra.
The famous place, Chenganoor, is the birth place of Sri Periyavachan
Direction and Posture
Bhujanga Shayanam and East-faced.
Access to the temple
On the route from Kumbakonam
to Anaikkarai. Alight at Chenganur Junction.The Kshetra is located
2 miles from here.
On the route from Aduthurai to
Anaikkarai. Alight at Muttakudi, from where the Kshetra is about
The Moolavar of
this sthalam is, Sree Kolavilli Raman He is giving his seva in Kidantha
Thirukkolam in Bhujanga Sayam facing his thirumugham towards east
direction. Prathyaksham for Lord Shukran, Brahma, Indra, Parasara,
Mayan, Markandeya Maharishi and Bhoomi Piratti.
How to Get There
This temple lies in the District
of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu. From Kumbakkonam, we have to travel in a
bus upto Anaikarai and from there to Senganoor and the temple is
about 3/4 kms away from this place. The Sthalam can also be reached
Via Chozhavaram, Muttakudi and Mayavaram.