Aadi Kesava Perumal, Nallur, Thanjavur


This small temple for Vishnu as Adi Kesava Perumal, is located in Nallur, to the rear (west) of the Kalyana Sundareswarar temple in that village. Though Vishnu is present here as Adi Kesava Perumal, the temple is said to be connected with Vishnu’s Narasimha Avataram.… Read More Aadi Kesava Perumal, Nallur, Thanjavur

Kalyana Sundareswarar, Nallur, Thanjavur


One of the 70 maadakoil temples built by Kochchenga Chola, this temple has a Mahabharatam connection, whereby Kunti worshipped here and bathed in the temple tank as it had the power of the seven seas. The Siva Lingam here is believed to change colour five times every day, and even sweats on the day of the Mahamaham festival in nearby Kumbakonam! But what tradition – virtually unique for Siva temples, though the norm at Vishnu temples – is practiced here, and why? … Read More Kalyana Sundareswarar, Nallur, Thanjavur