|108 Divya Desams|
Naraiyur (Naachiyaar Koil)
The temple is located 6 miles from Kumbakonam.
The Moolavar is Thirunaraiyur Nambi,
(Srinivaasan, Vaasudevan) seen in standing posture (Thirumanakolam).
The Lord married Vanjulavalli, daughter of Medaavi rishi (in the five forms
of Sangarshanan, Pradyumnan, Aniruddhan, Purushothaman, Vaasudevan).
Naachiyaar is the main Goddess. There is a separate sannidhi for
Garuda. The Gurada vahanam in this temple can be carried by four
people in the first sannidhi. But by the time they reach the temple
entrance, the weight keeps increasing & 64 people carry it. During
Garudasevai, the Lord is seated on the stone Garudan & Naachiyaar on
Anna Vahanam. The Brahmotsavam in Margazhi is an important festival.
Thaayaar - Vanjulavalli (Nambikkai
Naachiyaar) in standing posture near the Lord in thirumanakolam (wedding).
Theertham - Mani Muktha Pushkarini,
Sangarshana Theertham, Prathyumna Theertham, Aniruddha Theertham, Saamba
Thirumangaialwar - 1078,
1329, 1470, 1478-1577, 1611, 1659, 1852, 2067, 2068, 2673, 2674
Total of 110 Paasurams.