108 Divya Desam Temples, Thanjavur District


Devadirajan, standing posture. (Krishna with Rukmini and Satyabama) facing east


Sengamalavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

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Therazhundur is an east facing temple with a 3 tier rajagopuram and large temple tank in front. The Krishna idol here has 4 arms which is considered significant. Therazhundur is one of the Pancha Krishna Kshetras. The others are Thirukkannapuram, Kapisthalam, Thirukkannamangai and Thirukkannangudi.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Darisana Pushkarini

Vimaanam – Garudavimanam


Mangalasasanam has been rendered by Thirumangai Azhwar (part of the 12 Azhwars, 7 – 9th Century CE) here at Therazhundur. Hymns have also been rendered by Manavala Mamuni (1370–1443 CE). The great Tamil poet and author of Kambaramayanam, Kamban (c. 1180 – 1250 CE) was born in Therazhundur.


Agasthya is believed to have grounded (Azhundu) the chariot (Ther) of King Oorthu Varadan when he attempted to fly skyward and disturb his penance, hence the name Therazhundur. Lord Krishna is believed to have created a Maya of many cows to teach Brahma a lesson for having hidden his cows. Brahma apologized to Krishna and asked him to be present in the same place at Therazhundur.


Therazhundur is about 28 Kilometers Northeast of Kumbakonam off the road to Mayiladuthurai. There are other approaches too, refer to the map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

Fine only for tea and snacks. Closest is Mayiladuthurai.

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