014. Thirukkoodaloor – Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Temple, Kumbakonam
About the Temple & Location:
It is situated in Tanjoor district, Tamil Nadu. 6 Kms away from Ayyampettai, 7 miles away from Tiruvayyaaru – Kumbakkonam when going in bus.
In this sthalam, all the devars along with Nandhagarishi was given the prathyaksham of Sriman Narayanan. Since all of them gathered (koodi) all together, this sthalam is called as “Thirukkoodaloor”.
After coming to this sthalam only, the River Cauvery regained its speciality and holyness.
Koodal + oor = Koodaloor. Koodal means joining (merging) together at the same place. Since, Cauvery is coming together in this Kshetram, this Kshetram is also called as “Sangama Kshetram”. Sangamam means joined together.
Actually this divya desam is completely washed out by flood and the Lord Came in the dream of Rani Mangammal, who was the Queen of Madurai and told her that the temple was disappeared inside the earth. On hearing this, Rani Mangammal ordered to take out the temple out of the earth and on her commandents only this temple was rebuild and taken care.
The Utsavar in this temple is “Jegatharatshakan”. As the name implies, he keeps the Baton in his hand.
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Vayyam Kaatha perumal. Also named as Jeghathratshakan, Uyyavanthaar. Moolavar in Nindra Thirukkolam facing East direction. Prathyaksham for Nanthaga Maharishi.
Padmasini (Pushpavalli) Thaayar.
Thirumangai Alwar – 10 Paasurams. Total – 10 Paasurams.
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