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Tirukaavalanpadi - Gopalakrishnan Temple

This is yet another Divya Desam counted among the eleven Tirupathis of Tirunangoor. It is credited with the appearance of Lord Gopalakrishnan, here and the local name for Mahavishnu. According to Padma Purana, a certain devout king by name Hari Mitran, when did penance spreading over a long period, Lord Mahavishnu gave darsan to him with his consorts Satyabhama and Rukmini holding a stick in right hand and the left hand placed on the cow standing nearby, which signifies the role of Gopal - the protector of cows. Hence the name Gopalakrishnan to the Moolavar. Vishwaka,;ena who did tapas here was also blessed and he along with the king prayed to the Lord to abide in this place eternally to lift the devotees, invariably. God said AMEN! Among the Alwars, Tirumangai Alwar praised this in his beautiful Pasurams laying stress on the glory of Sri Rama in giving abhayam to Vibhishana and also fighting against Ravana, the ten-headed demon abductor single-handed and killing in the end. He also brought out the supreme valour of Sri Krishna in killing the ferocious oxen and saving Nippinnai, a cowherd girl in his devotion soaked Pasurams.

This Moolavar is in sthanaka posture flanked by his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama. The temple is built in Dravidian architectural style. Agamic puja is offered and annual festivals are conducted on a grand scale.

It lies 11 km off Sirkali, the famous pilgrim town of Tamilnadu, accessible by four wheelers.


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About Cholanadu Divya Tirupathis
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Kudamadukutha Perumal Temple
Vadivalagiya Nambi Temple
Aandalakku- meyyan Temple
Sri Parimala Ranganatha- swamy Temple
Harasapaharan Temple
Syamalameni Perumal Temple
Neelamegha Perumal Temple
Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple
Purushothaman Temple
Gajendravarada Temple

Gopalakrishnan Temple

Trivikrama Temple
Sarangapani Temple
Vaiyamkaatha Perumal Temple
Alagiyamanavala Perumal Temple
Govindaraja Perumal Temple
Arumakadal Perumal Temple
Perarulala Perumal Temple
Saranath Temple
Neelamegha Perumal Temple
Nanmadia Perumal Temple
Senganmal Perumal Temple
Madhavar Perumal Temple
Vinnagara Perumal Temple
Srinivasa Perumal Koil
Neelamegha Perumal Temple
Thamarayarkalvan Temple
Sri Valvill Rama Temple
Appakoduthan Perumal Temple
Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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