Srivanchila Valli - Srinivasa Perumal Koil
This is one among the famous Divya dews, where the Lord of Vaikunta is adored
affectionately as Nambi along with his consort Vanchilavalli for whose wedding,
Garuda, Lord's mount played, very prominent role. It has many plus points too
indispensable for visitation both by orthodox Vaishnavates and casual visitors.
Among them the decently built pretty Garudalwar mantap is adorned with the
murtis of all the one hundred and eight august Divya desam temples of our Punya
Bharat. And such assemblages of all the gods in one place is the only one of its
kind and devotees feast their eyes with the darsan of all the most adoration
worthy deities here. Another unique feature, countable is the big tank called
popularly as Manimuktha nadi lying to the south of the southern prakara.
Together with this, the adorable archamurti's granite icon is very big and
irqposing that it wrings veneration at its first sight. It is the best specimen
of supreme artistry of the sculptor. Its size and gestures are masterly
sculpted. It has many mini-shrines installed with all the Vaishnavate gods and
Alwars. This Lord gave gnanopadesa to Tirumangai Alwar, who offered worship with
two immortal flowery verses -'Siria Madal and Peria Madal that have adorned a
covetable place in the Nalayira Divya Prabhandham and made him immortal. Its
legend is highly fascinating with Mother Mahalakshrtli s incarnating as the
lovely daughter of great maharishi, who gave her in marriage to the Lord
Vaikuntapathi and made him stay with her eternally. The temple was built by a
great Chola king called Kochanganan. Agamic pujas is offered and periodical
festivals are celebrated with great fanfare.
It lies at 8 km of Kumbhakonam.of Tamilnadu, accessible by town bus.