Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Kolavilli Ramar Temple, Tiruvelliyangudi, Thanjavur

Kolavilli Ramar Temple, Tiruvelliyangudi, Thanjavur

Kolavilli Ramar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruvelliyangudi Village near Senganur in Thiruvidaimaruthur Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kolavilli Ramar / Ksheerapthi Nathan and Mother is called as Maragatha Valli Thaayar. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of Pazhavaru River. Tiruvelliyangudi is also known as Bhargavapuram.

The temple is considered as one of the nine Vaishnava Navagraha temples of Tamil Nadu and is a part of the popular Navagraha pilgrimage in the state. This Temple is associated with the planet Venus (Shukra). The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th – 9th century Vaishnava canon, by Thirumangai Alvar in ten pasurams. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in Nalayira Divya Prabandham.


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The temple is believed to have been built by the medieval Cholas and extensively renovated by Vijayanagara Kings. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the  Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Festivals & Religious Practises

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Religious Significance

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Those facing vision problems, delay in marriage, seeking child boon pray here with the staunch belief that their prayers will be favourably responded by Lord Perumal. People also pray to Perumal for relief from the adverse aspect of planet Shukra (Venus). Devotees perform Thirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.


Kolavilli Ramar Temple,

Tiruvelliyangudi, Palakudi (Post),

Tirumangalakudi (Via),

Kumbakonam – 612102

Thanjavur District

Phone: +91 435 294 3152 / 245 0118

Mobile: +91 98434 70120 / 94433 96212 / 93457 94354


The Temple is located at about 2.5 Kms from Senganur, 4 Kms from Cholapuram, 4.5 Kms from Cholapuram Bus Stop, 6 Kms from Thiruppanandal, 10 Kms from Aduthurai Railway Station, 11 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 16 Kms from Kumbakonam, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 54 Kms from Thanjavur and 104 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees can take Town Bus No. 2 from Kumbakonam Bus Stand to reach this temple. However, the frequency is less. It is better to take the Kumbakonam – Chennai Bus and get down at Cholapuram. The temple is located at about 4 Kms from Cholapuram. Take an auto from Cholapuram to reach this temple.

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