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Sri Kola Valvill Ramar Temple, Thiruvelliyangudi | TamilNadu, Thanjavur

Kolavalvil Ramar Temple is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kola Valvill Ramar and his consort Lakshmi as Maragathavalli. The temple is located 19 km away from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on the Kumbakonam-Chennai highway. The temple is counted as Vaishnava Sukra Kshetra as Vishnu appeared as a beautiful deity. This is the only temple where Garuda Bhagwan appears with 4 hands holding discus and conch.The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Legend

According to the legends, the demon guru, Sukrachariyar, was against king Mahabali donating land to Lord Vishnu who appeared in front of Mahabali in the form of a Brahmin boy. Sukrachariyar took the form of a insect and blocked the hole of water bowl used by the king to spill water during the donation. Vishnu identified the trick and  inserted a grass stick and removed the insect. The stick hit at one eye of Shukrachariyar and he lost the vi...View more

Architecture

The Thiruvelliyangudi Perumal temple is built in Dravidian architecture style. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a four-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.  Leaving the central shrine of the presiding deity, which is built with granite, all the other shrines are built with brick

Darsan Info

The temple is open from 8.00 AM to 12.00 PM and from 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Male devotees have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt while women and girls should wear saris or churidhar or 'pavadai' with half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, bermudas, jeans and tight-leggings would not be allowed.

Culture

The Kola Valvill Ramar Temple is counted as Vaishnava Sukra Kshetra as Vishnu appeared as a beautiful deity. The place derived its name Thiruvelliyangudi hence and the presiding deity is also referred to as Velliyan. It is the place where Lord Vishnu had made his abode for 4 yugas. In the Krita Yuga this place was known as Brahma Puthiram, Prasuram in the Treta Yuga, Chandra Nagara in the Dwapara Yuga and Bhargava Puram in the Kali Yuga.

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Sri Kolavilli Ramar Aalayam, Thiruvelliyangudi, Tanjore District, Tamil Nadu 612504
91 4352450118, +91 9443396212

Thiruvelliankudi Kolavilli Ramar temple can be reached comfortably by Auto or Taxi from Kumbakonam and is located at a distance of about 16 Kms from Kumbakonam. It is very close to Thirupanandal. Direct bus service to the village is not frequent. Route No. 2 from Kumbakonam via Anaikudi goes to this village. Also buses from Kumbakonam to Anaikarai can be availed for getting down at Cholapuram. Velliangudi is 6 km from this place.
Hiring an auto from Thirupanandal or Suryanar Koil is the preferred option.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

The temple practises Vaigasana Agama and Vadagalai tradition.The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis.The temple rituals are performed four times a day: Kalasanthi at 8:00 AM, Uchikalam at 12:00 PM, Sayarakshai at 5:00 PM, and Ardha Jamam at 7:30 PM. Each ritual has three steps: alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Kolavalvil Ramar and Maragathavalli Thayar. During the last step of worship, nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument) are played, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests. There are other weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple as in other Vishnu temples in South India.

Regular Offerings

The belief is that worshipping Perumal in this temple equals to worshipping Him in all 108 Divya Desa temples. Tulsi and Flowers offered for perumal during the friday puja. Those facing vision problems, delay in marriage, seeking child boon pray here with the staunch belief that their prayers will be favourably responded by Lord Perumal.  People also pray to Perumal for relief from the adverse aspect of planet Shukra-Venus. Devotees also perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.

Special rituals

On Fridays there are special pujas for Sukra Vaaram. Vishnupathi Punniya Kalam, an auspicious time during the first days of Tamil months of Vaikasi, Avani, Karthigai and Masi is celebrated in the temple seeking divine auspices from Garuda

famous Festivals

March-April (Panguni) - Sri Rama Navami
August-September (Aavani) - Gokhulashtami
November-December - Tirukarthikai
December-January (Margazhi) - Vaikunda Ekasi

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