in legends as Dakshina Tirupati - Tiruvannagaram this Arulmigu Venkatachalpathy
swamy Koil lies at a distance of 7 Km to the south east of Kumbhakonam. It is
one of the 108 diva desas for Vaishnavates and has been drawing thousands of all
classes of people over several centuries. This beautiful temple is enshrining
many other adorable deities, like Yennappan, Ponnappan, Maniyappan and Muthappan.
The image of the Mulavar in standing posture bears many resemblances to the
image of Tirupathi Balaji, the Lord of Seven Hills. Many similar traditions are
followed, besides performing several rituals. It goes by many other names such
as Bhuloka Vaikuntham, Tulsivanam and Markandeya Kshetram.