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Sudama Dwaraka

Sudama is also known as Kuchela, mostly in southern India was a Brahmin childhood friend of Hindu deity Krishna from Mathura, the story of whose visit to Dwaraka to meet Krishna is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. He was born as a poor man in order to enjoy the transcendental pastimes. As an avatar of LordContinue reading “Sudama Dwaraka”

Dakore Dwaraka Ranchhodraiji

Dakore  is a Small City and a Municipality in Kheda district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is prominent for its grand temple of Shree Ranchodraiji. This temple has 4 entranceSimha dwar, ghode dwar , tiger dwar and elephant dwar . All are allowed through Simha dwar . This temple in Gujarat , likeContinue reading “Dakore Dwaraka Ranchhodraiji”

Kankroli Dwaraka

My trip with Sanjay tours before this lockdown was Nava Dwaraka and Somnath Nageshwar Jyothirlingams and Nishkalang mahadev temple in Bavnagar and Gangeshwar temple in Diu and Daman . I will be writing one by one about the temples I visited during this trip . We along with 30 members from Chennai reached Ahmedabad hadContinue reading “Kankroli Dwaraka”

Manikundra Perumal temple Thanjavur

This temple is a cluster of 3 temples together making a divyadeshams .1. Manikundra Perumal2. Neela Megha Perumal3. Sri NarasimharThe 3 temples are near each other and is known as Thanjai Mamani koil . Mangalasasanam was done by Thirumangai alwar, Nammalwar and Bhoodhathalwar. In ancient days this place was called as Manikundram. Moolavar : SriContinue reading “Manikundra Perumal temple Thanjavur”

Sri Ranganathar temple Srirangam

Srirangam is also known as Bhoologa Vaikundam . Here the Lord Vishnu is known as Sriranganathar . This is the first and foremost of all the divyadeshams comes under Cholanadu divyadeshams . From Trichy it is 8 kms . It is the largest temple in Asia and occupies about 156 acres and has the highestContinue reading “Sri Ranganathar temple Srirangam”

Sri Oppiliappan Perumal temple

This temple is in Thirunageswaram near Kumbakonam. This temple is also known as Thiruvinnagar of Venkatachalapathy temple . Oppiliappan means none is equal to this Lord . It’s also avatara sthalam of Bhumi devi . This is one among the Cholanadu divyadeshams. Sthalapuranam : legends says Lord Vishnu comes in disguise as a old manContinue reading “Sri Oppiliappan Perumal temple”

Sri Nathan koil

Nathan Kovil or Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple in Nathan Kovil, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam . This is one among the 40 Cholanadu divyadeshams . Moolavar is Jaganatha Perumal in sitting posture. Thayar Shenbhagavalli . Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord. Nandi, the sacred bull of Shiva , is believed to have got his curses relieved by worshippingContinue reading “Sri Nathan koil”

Sri Soundararaja Perumal temple Nagapattinam

From Mayavaram it is 40 kms to Nagapattinam . This temple is one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu and one among Cholanadu divyadeshams . Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Soundararaja Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Soundaravalli .Lord Soundararaja Perumal is believed to have appeared for sage Markandeya , Dhuruva ,Continue reading “Sri Soundararaja Perumal temple Nagapattinam”


Located about 15 kms South of Mayavaram is the Kripa Samudran(Arumakadal) Divya Desam in Sirupuliyur where the Lord is seen as a small kid in sleeping posture (Bala Sayanam). This is one among the 40 cholanadu divyadeshams. Moolavar: Kripasamudra Perumal in a south-facing Bhujanga Sayana posture Thaayar: Thirumaa Magal Nachiyar It is believed that thatContinue reading “Thirusiripuliyur”

Sri Jagathrakshaka Perumal Thirukudalur

Sri Jagath Rakshaka Perumal temple, Thirukudalur, Tamil Nadu . Jagath Rakshaka Perumal Temple or Thirukudalur (locally called Aduthurai Perumal Temple) is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi as Padmasanavalli. The temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions fromContinue reading “Sri Jagathrakshaka Perumal Thirukudalur”

Thiru Saranatha Perumal Thirucherai

Thiru Saranathan Perumal temple  at Thirucherai , is a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu , is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu . Its one of the Cholanadu divyadeshams .This temple is about 24 Km from Kumbakonam town on the way to Thiruvarur and is very near to Nachchiar Koil .Continue reading “Thiru Saranatha Perumal Thirucherai”


Located 20kms North West of Nagapatinam (20kms East of Tiruvarur, 30kms South of Kumbakonam and Mayavaram), this is one of the 5 Krishnaranya Kshetrams. Lord Narayana himself re-incarnated as Sowri Rajan at Kannapuram and it is one of the 108 Divya deshams (Cholanadu) . The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Neelamega Perumal. Moolavar is in nindraContinue reading “Thirukannapuram”


Located about 8kms West of Nagapattinam, off the Nagapattinam- Thiruvarur Highway, is Damodara Narayanan Divya Desam in Thiru Kannangudi, which is also part of the Pancha Krishna Kshetram. This is the final point of Krishnaranya Kshetram, which begins at Naachiyar Koil in Thiru Naraiyur and passes through Thiru Cherai, Kannamangai and Kannapuram. Sage Vashishta andContinue reading “Thirukannangudi”

Sri Bhakthavachala Perumal temple Thirukannamangai

It’s one of the Cholanadu divyadeshams. Thiru Kannamangai Bhaktavatsalam Perumal Divya Desam is located about 25kms South of Thirucherai Divya Desam on the Kumbakonam -Thiruvarur road between two rivers – OdamPokki in the South and Virutha Cauvery in the North. One can take a bus from Kumbakonam via Tirucherai. One can also reach Kannamangai fromContinue reading “Sri Bhakthavachala Perumal temple Thirukannamangai”

Sri Parimala Ranganathar temple Thiruinthaloor

This temple is in Mayiladuthurai and is 35 kms from Kumbakonam it is one among the pancha ranga sthethram and one among the 40 cholanadu divyadeshams . Moolavar name is Parimala Ranganathar , Sugantha Vana Nathar .Thayar name Parimala Ranganayaki , Chandras Shaba Vimochana Valli .Theertham is Indu Pushkarini . Indhu means moon . As perumal relieved ChandraContinue reading “Sri Parimala Ranganathar temple Thiruinthaloor”

Thiruvikrama Perumal Sirkazhi

Posted in108 divya desham It is situated around 10 kms from Sirkazhi . There are buses from Mayavaram/ Sirkazhi that goes past Thirunangur . Direct special buses are available only on special occassions . If you drive your car it is 20 kms from Mayavaram and 10 kms from Sirkazhi .The temple is located inContinue reading “Thiruvikrama Perumal Sirkazhi”

Thirunangur Divyadeshams

11 Divya Desams in and around Thiru Nangur near Seerkazhi. Deities from each of the Thiru Nangur temples go out on a street procession on Garuda Vahanam and come together at Mani Mada Koil in Thai maasam (mid January) Sthalapuranam Angered at not being invited for the Yaagam conducted by Parvathi’s father Dakshan , LordContinue reading “Thirunangur Divyadeshams”


Thiruvalla is a town-cum-Taluk located in Pathanamthitta district. Previously this town was spelled as Tiruvalla. The town is famous for its various religious festivals, schools, institutions etc. The temple is not very big and can be easily covered in about 45 minutes. The temple is built in the typical kerala divyadesam structure , with aContinue reading “Thiruvalla”