Devas surrendered to the Lord when Vegavati (River) at the request
(rather fear) of Asuras tried to destroy the Yagna by floods. The
Lord lay (sayana) in the way forming a dam and helped Brahma complete
the Yagna. The place was called Vegavatianai(Anai - dam) which became
Vekka in course of time.
The Sayana here unlike in other kshetras in right to left. Kanikannan
a disciple of Tirumazhisaiazhwar had to leave the town on the orders
of the King. The Lord accompanied Azhwar and his disciple at his
request and subsequently took His original place again at the request
of the Azhwar when the king revoked the order. Lord is called Sonnavannam
seidha Perumal as the Lord acted as per the request of the Azhwar.
Avathara sthala of Poigai azhwar who appeared in Pottramarai(Lotus).
Thaayaar - Komalavalli Naachiyaar.
Theertham - Poigai Pushkarini.
- 814, 815, 2417
Thirumangaialwar - 1854, 2059, 2064, 2065, 2673 (70), 2674 (127)
Poigaialwar - 2158
Peyalwar - 2307, 2343, 2345, 2357
Nammalwar - 2503
Total of 15 Paasurams
||Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal, Komalavalli
||Thirumangaiazhwar, Peyazhwar, Thirumazhisaiazhwar, Poigaiazhwar
||Brahman, Poigaiazhwar, Kanikannan
|Direction and Posture
||West-faced and Bhujanga Shayanam
|Access to the temple
Opposite to Asthabhujam Temple;
Lies North-East en route to Varadharajan Sannidhi.
The Moolavar of
this sthalam is Sri Yathothakaari. Other names are Sonnavannam seitha
Perumal and Vegasethu. Moolavar is Kidantha Kolam (Bhujanga Sayanam),
facing in West direction. Prathyaksham for Brahma Devan, Poigai,
Bootham Alwar, Kanikannan. This perumal is found in Sleeping posture
from right side to left. This is also one of the speciality of this
|How to Get There.
This is one of the sthalam found in Kanchipuram and is about
1 Km away from Sri Varadharajar temple