Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Thiruvazhunthoor/Thiru Azhunthoor/Thiru Azhunthai/Therazhunthoor Sri Devadhi Raja Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams – Pancha Krishnaranya Kshetram situated in a village called Therazhundur in Mayavaram, Nagapattinam District.
Presiding deity – Utsavar – Amaruviappan, Sri Devadiraja Perumal with his consort Goddess Sri Senkamalavalli Thayar
Mangalasasanam – Thiru Mangaialwar, Sri Manavalamunikal,
Pushkarani – Cauvery River, Darshana Pushkarani
Vimanam – Garuda Vimanam was installed by Garuda at the holy instruction of Lord Indra
Prathyaksham to – River Cauvery, Lord Yama, Garuda, Sage Agastya, King Uparisaravasu.
Worshipped by - Prahalada underwent penance in this sacred land praying Lord Vishnu to reveal his calm and composed appearance. Rivery Cauvery followed strict austerities to get rid of her curse.
Festivals – Panguni Uthram, Vasanthostavam in Chithirai, Brahmostavam in Vaikasi, Sri Andal Utsavam in Adi, Sri Krishna Jayanti, Desika Jayanti, Pavithrostavam, Markazhi Utsavam, Panguni Uthiram, Masi Utsavam, Thai Utsavam,
Sannidhis – Lord Vasudeva, Lord Narasimha, Lord Rama with Lakshman and Sita along with Anjaneya, Sri Vishwaksenar, Sri Desikar, Sri Alwars, Sri Andal, Sri Kambar, Lord Anjaneya,
Thiruvazhunthoor is the birth place of renowned Tamil poet Kambar, who wrote the Tamil version of Srimad Ramayanam also known as Kamba Ramayanam, Thirukurayaloor is a village close to Thiruvazhunthoor is the birth place of Thirumangaialwar.
There are quite interesting myths attached to this temple, amongst them were Lord Krishna trampled the egos of King Uparisaravasu. Another legend has that Lord Brahma due his mounted ego vanished the entire cowherds of Lord Krishna while Lord Krishna was having pastimes with his cowherds on the river banks of Yamuna and Lord Brahma kept the safe custody of the herds in this sacred land. When Lord Krishna came to know about the trick played by Lord Brahma, he created a group of similar cowherds and sent them back to their homes safely. Lord Brahma realized his unruliness and prayed to Lord Krishna for forgiveness. Lord Brahma expressed his desire to remain Lord on this sacred land for worship as Sri Devadiraja Perumal.
Contact Person – Sri K.Srinivasa Battachariyar Swamin/Sri Venkatesa Bhattar – 04364237952/994403952
Sannidhi Street, Therazhundur – 609808
This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 8.30PM in the evenings.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!