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Monday, June 26, 2006

Nachiyar Koil Temple

The temple has five prakarams with mandapams with artistically carved pillars. The garbagriha here is known as the Sreenivasa Vimanam. Thaayar has no separate shrine here. A special shrine is dedicated to the Kal Garudan here. The Kal Garuda at Nachiyar Koil is very famous and it is on Garuda that the Uthsava moorthi is taken during the temple festivals. The Gardua is seen with nine serpents, and has the power to remove the navagraha dosham also.
The specialty of the Kal Garuda is that the mount is said to increase exponentially in size as it is carried out and decrease the same way while it is brought back inside. When it is just taken out of the shrine, only four people are needed to carry the mount. With each step, the mount increases in weight and by the time it is carried out of the temple, 64 people are required to carry it!
There are also shrines to Yoga Narasimhar, Veera Hanuman, Ramar and Chakrapani

Naachiyaar Koil

One of the 108 divya desams of Hindus is the temple sthalam at Naachiyar Koil, Tirunaraiyur. The place is almost an hour's drive from the temple town of Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district.