The Devadhirajan Temple is situated in thiruvazhunthoor, a village in tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. it lies in between mayavaram junction and kuttalam railway station on the main railway line between Chennai (madras) to tajore. This temple can also be reached by travelling around 7 km from kuttalam and about 8 km from mayavaram. the bus stop to get down is komal.
Therazhundhur is one of the 40 divya desams of chozha naadu. this divyadesam is also called with other names such as azhundoor, azhundhai, therazhunthur. The village has thralling streets. The temple is preceded by a vast tank with the sannidhi of vaikunthanatha perumal closeby. Thirumangai alvar was born at the village of thirkkurayalur close to therazhundhur. thirumangai alvar was very fond of the divya desams near his birth place and in that tradition has sung movingly of the archa murthy of therazhandhur. Tirumangai Azhwar, one among the celebrated Vaishnavite saints had praised the Lord in his hymns. Therezhundur is the holy place housing the Lord who spilled the ten heads of the King of Lanka with its fragrant gardens where bees sing His glory. Brahmmotsavam in the month of Vaikasi (May-June) Thiruvonam star day, Navarathri ((September-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi in (December-January), Gokulashtami (August-September) are the main festivals celebrated in the temple. Dhari Dharma Devata, Uparisiravasu, Cavery, Garuda, Sage Agasthya had the darshan of the Lord in this place. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras. The Moolavar is Amaruviyappan and Devathirajan. The Thayar is Sengamala valli. The Utsavar is Amaruviyappan and Devathirajan. The Utsavar – Thayar is Sengamala valli. Pushkarni is Tharisa Pushkarani. Vimanam is Kodi Vimanam and Mangalasasanam is Thirumangai Alwar. The temple is located in Therazhundur, near Kuttalam, Kumbakonam called with different names, for example, Sri Ramar Utsavam and Vasantha Utsavam in Chithirai month. Brahma Utsavam in Vaikasi month. Sri Andal Utsavam in Aadi month. Sri Jayanthi Utsavam in Aavani month. Sri Desikar Utsavam in Puratasi month. Pavithra Utsavam in Iyppasi month. Utsavam for Thirumangai Alwar and Deepa Utsavam in Karthigai month. Pagal Patthu and Raa Patthu Utsavam Margazhi month. Thai Month - Garuda seva. Punar Poosam and Magam Utsavam Maasi month. Sri Sengamalavalli Thaayar Utsavam in Panguni month.”
About the Temple
The Dwajasthamba mantapam and the Garuda mantapam have perfectly cut columns and pictures of Dasa avatarams. There are sannidhis for Santhana Gopalan, Yoga Narasimhar, Ramar, Anjaneyar, Surya and Thirumangai alwar called him as a Brahmin, in his song as the Sri Parimala Ranganatha Perumal of this temple, made her as his bed at Srirangam, took her as his mom at Thirucherai and here at Thiru Indhaloor, he has taken stream Cauvery over his head. Along these lines gave her the status of waterway Ganges who is on the head of Lord Shiva. changed over the position of stream Cauvery and Lord Chandra into a devout Rangam is known as Aadhi Arangam (first) while Thirukudanthai is Madhiya Arangam (Middle) and Thiru Indhaloor is known as Andiya Arangam (Last). alright of his condemnation venerates the Lord's substance, Sun the feet and moolavar Parimala Ranganathar, a forcing 12 feet long model of green stone, is in a leaning back stance with four hands.
The Dwajasthamba mantapam and the Garuda mantapam have exquisitely carved pillars and images of Dasa avatarams. There are sannidhis for Santhana Gopalan, Yoga Narasimhar, Ramar, Anjaneyar, Surya and Chandran. Belonging to the 108 Divyadesa temples, this is one with a five-tier tower measuring 350 feet long and 230 feet wide. The Chandra Pushkarani spring is in front of the temple. Planet Moon had a dip in the spring and got relieved of his curse. Chandra the moon worships the face of the Lord; Sun the feet and the naval Brahma. Cauvery worships the head; Ganga, King Ambarisha and Yama the lord of death worship the feet of the Lord here. Cauvery is considered more holy in this place than Ganga.
The Lord promised river Cauvery after her prayers and penance to improve here status. He made her as his bed at Srirangam, took her as his mother at Thirucherai and here at Thiru Indhaloor, he has taken river Cauvery above his head. Thus River Cauvery attained the status similar to that of river Ganges who is on the head of Lord Shiva. Thirumangai alwar called him as a Brahmin, in his hymn as the Sri Parimala Ranganatha Perumal of this temple, converted the position of river Cauvery and Lord Chandra into a pious state. Sri Rangam is known as Aadhi Arangam (first) while Thirukudanthai is Madhiya Arangam (Middle) and Thiru Indhaloor is known as Andiya Arangam (Last).
About the Deity
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Devaadi Rajan. He is giving his seva in Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam confronting his thirumugham towards east course. Prathyaksham for Dharma devadai, Uparisaravasu, River Cauvery, Garudan and Agastiyar. Thayaar found in this sthalam is Sengamalavalli Thaayar. Utsavar found in this sthalam is Aamaruviappan.
Legend and story
Lord Krishna got angry and crushed the shadow of the chariot of King Uparisaravasu with his leg, when it burnt his cows. This made the chariot to collapse and the ego of the King Uparisaravasu also burnt due to lord krishna’s curse. Hence this place got its name Therazhunthur (Ther means Chariot in Tamil). Moolavar Devaadirajan is of 10 feet tall having Lord Gauruda to one side and prahalatha alongside Markanteya Maharishi on his right side. He has Gadhayudham (his weapon) in his left hand. Stream Cauvery too arrives bowing at his lotus feet. On every Fridays, the thaayar Sri Sengamalavalli is giving Dharshan as “Vaibava Lakshmi”. Azhundoor, Azhundhai, Therazhunthur are the other names of this Divyadesam.
Once Lord Garudan was given a Vimanam and a Vairamudi by Dhevendran. He asked garudan to distribute both to a Dhivyadesam which is very suitable. Lord garudan gave Vairamudi to Thirunarayanapuram , Melkote near Mysore and the Vimanam at Therezhudur temple. Hence the Vimanam got the name of Garuda Vimanam. Lord Garudan stands with the Perumal in the garbagraham which is a very rare occasion. Utsavar Aamaruviappan remains with an exceptionally delightful calf alongside his two wives. Normally Lord Krishna Gives Dharshan only with two hands but in Thiruvazhunthoor – Sri Devaadi Raja Perumal Temple, he poses with four hands with Rukmani and Satyabama on his sides and cow and a calf nearby only in this temple.
There is a story behind Lord Aamaruviappan. Once Lord Brahma, because of his ego stole every one of the bovines of Ayarpadi which were under Lord Krishna's guardianship and bolted them at Theruzhunthur. Ruler Krishna came to know this through his Yoga maya and made an entire new knew about dairy animals. Master Brahma then requested that Lord Krishna forget him. He requested that Lord Krishna stay permenantly at this spot and favor every one of the general population who look for his assistance. Swing) in this temple. Utsavar Lord Aamaruviappan is brought for Thirumanjanam (ceremony of bathing the lord) in river Cauvery many times each year. Lord Krishna i. e. Lord Aamaruviappan is dressed up as Lord Rama and brought in Ceremony near the Vedapuriswarar temple (Lord Shiva’s temple). There’s a beautiful unjal Mandapam (Unjal – Joola – Swing) in this temple. The great Tamil Poet Kamban, who wrote Kamba ramayanam was born here only at Therazhunthur. Inside the Rajagopuram, artist kamban and his wives pictures are delightfully cut. The place where Kamban resided, on the Sannidhi street, has now been turned into a beautiful new ‘Kamban Mandapam’. It is believed that this was the place where Sage Markandeya performed penance here to get Moksham.
Manavala Maamunigal has done Mangalasasanam to be brought for Thirumanjanam (function of washing the ruler) in stream cauvery commonly every year. Spruced up as Lord Rama and got Ceremony close to the Vedapuriswarar temple (Lord Kreedam, Sagasranama accessory, Dasavathara Udhara Malai, Golden anklet, godess Alarmel mangai in his heart precious stone Thiruman On each Fridays, the thaayar In this Sannadhi, Sri Ramar (both moolavar and utsavar) are found in Nindra koilam confronting east course. Next to him, Seetha Piratti, Lakshmanan and Hanumar are additionally front of Sri Vasudevar Sannadhi. Sri Vishwaksenar is otherwise called as “Senai Mudaliar” (the chief of the army of the Perumal).
Sri Outer Pragharam infront of Thaayar Sannadhi. Sri Andal Sannadhi Utsava Vigraham (Idol) are found. Thiruvadi Pooram and Margazhi - Koodara Valli are the exceptional events for Sri Andal. Before long as we enter the temple, wife are revering the Perumal is standing position. Sri Hanuman Sannadhi is located Opposite to the Kodi maram. Lord Hanuman gives Dharshan in Nindra kolam facing his Thirumugam on the north direction. Prahalad who had seen an aggressive and angry Lord Vishnu killing Hiranyakashipu in his Narasimha Avataar undertook penance here wanting to see a softer, quieter version of the Lord. Legend has it that the Lord gave darshan to Prahalad here in his not so ‘angry form’.
Sage Agasthya wanted to wed Cauvery. When she refused, the sage locked her here. Cauvery escaped from this place only to be cursed by the Sage that the place where Cauvery goes be in trouble. Cauvery undertook penance here at TherEzhendur to get liberated from the curse of Sage Agasthiya. Inverse to the Kodi kolam confronting his Thirumugam on the north bearing.
Therezhundur is one the 108 sacred holy places of Vishnu sanctuaries in Tamilnadu. Just in this hallowed place Thirumangai Azhwar acclaims both the Lord and the M other together in his Mangalasasanam songs. Dhari Dharma Devata, Uparisiravasu, Cavery, Garuda, Sage Agasthya had the darshan of the Lord in this spot. Dhari Dharma Devata, Uparisiravasu, Cavery, Garuda, Sage Agasthya had the darshan of the Lord in this spot.
Brahmmotsavam in the month of Vaikasi (May-June) Thiruvonam star day, Navarathri ((Setember-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi in (December-January), Gokulashtami (August-September) are the main festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prasad and Offering
Dhari Dharma Devata, Uparisiravasu, Cauvery, Garuda, Sage Agasthya had the darshan of the Lord in this place. People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage proposals, child boon, and excellence in academic pursuits. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.
Near By Temple
Therezhundur is 10 km far from Mayiladuthurai on the Kumbakonam road. The nearby railway station is in Mayiladuthurai, and the nearest airport is in Trichy.
Sri Devadhirajan Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For removing obstacles in wedding proposals
- For the gift of childbirth
- For excellence in academics
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.