Abayavaradarajar, Alangudi

Abayavaradarajar, Alangudi

Vaishnavite Temples


Abayavaradarajar, facing east


Perundevi Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Kalyana Lakshmi Narasimhar, Garudan, Chakrathalwar, Anjaneya, Yoga Narasimhar, Surya, Chandran

Abayavaradarajar, Alangudi is an old and beautiful temple although the surroundings are not so pleasant or clean. The entrance is through a built up gateway for this spacious temple. There are a lot of trees inside including Amla and Pavizhamalli. The 7 feet tall main deity of the lord is with his Prayoga Chakra (Chakra ready to use posture for the protection of devotees).

Holy Water (Theertham) – Aayar Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)


Abayavaradarajar, Alangudi has been renovated by the Chola Kings in the past and its age is estimated to be the same as the nearby Thiruperuveloor Abathsahayeswarar Temple.


Guru, Surya and Chandran are believed to have received the Darshan of the lord in his wedding grandeur. During the wedding of Lord Vishnu, Surya and Chandra hesitated to come together lest the world should be engulfed in darkness. But the lord made them come and lit up the world with his light. Grateful, the two of them requested the lord to stay here.


Abayavaradarajar, Alangudi is about 15 kilometers south of Kumbakonam in the Mannarkudi road and before Needamangalam.

Stay and Food

None locally. Food and stay in Mannarkudi and Kumbakonam respectively.

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