Brihan Madhavan, Kodaganallur, Tirunelveli

Basic information about the temple

Moolavar:Brihan MadhavanAmbal / Thayar:x
Deity:PerumalHistorical name:

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Timing: to & to Parikaram:

Sarpa dosham

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City / town:KodaganallurDistrict:Tirunelveli
Maps from (click): Current location Tirunelveli (17.2 km)Nagercoil (74.6 km)

Thoothukudi (78.8 km)Kanyakumari (84.1 km)


Kodaganallur is located 22km from Tirunelveli, close to Cheran Madevi.

Sthala puranam and temple information

Situated on the banks of river Tambraparani, this temple also known as Periapiran temple is dedicated to Vishnu.

Karkotaka attained liberation due to his penance here, and hence the place is known as Karkotaka Nallur, or Kodaganallur in today’s convention. This is a sarpa dosha nivritti sthalam.

The temple is popular for the special pooja conducted to Garuda for clearing all ill effects of poisonous snake bites. Lord Garuda is seen here with a pot carrying the nectar.

Other information for your visit

Very close to this temple is the Kodaganallur Kailasanathar Nava Kailasam temple, as well as the small but beautiful west-facing Abhimukteeswarar temple, both on the banks of the Tambraparani.


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