Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. It's about 7 miles east from
Seerkazhi and 5 miles away from the Vaihteeswaran Kovil railway station. Bus facilities are
provided but staying facility are not provided.
Here Lord Gopala Krishnan give dharsan along with his wives Rukmani and Satyabhama.
Vishwaksenar the chief of the Nithyasuri's was the son of Kundalai and Lord Varuna (Rain god).
Kundalai was sent to disturb the penance of Saint Dhuruvasa by Lord Indra was gained his
curse. So, she was born as a hunter's daughter and married pathiran a hunter. One day Lord
Varuna loved her and as a result she bore Vishwaksenar as her child.
Later by his hard penance he was made the chief of Nithyasuri's the good spirit's who live
in Pramapatha and who are always near Lord Narayana.
He wished to have dharsan of Lord Narayana as Lord Krishna and fulfilled his wish here.
Rudran was caught by Brahma Hathi dhosam, an evil spell as he killed Lord Brahma. To over
come this he prayed the Lord at Kadamba kshetram, Kantiyur and here at this place got rid
of his problem.
To gain the love of god, its enough if we do our duties correctly. Vishwaksenar and
Rudran both were fully satisfied before having dharsan of this Lord and did not requested
him anything. So Lord gave his blessing happily as he had said in Bhagavat git that if you
do your duties without expecting anything from me, I would give all the necessary for you
without your request.
Reason behind the name:
Kavalam means a small quantity of food. The Lord of this place gave his blessings to Senai
Thalaivar and Rudran after he got rid of his Sabham. Here the Lord accepts the pure
state of his devotees as food and so this place is called Kavalampadi.
So there is no Madapalli (place to cook food for the lord hre at this temple).
1. On every day next ot Thai Amavasai (New moon day in the Tamil Month Thai), the perumal of this
temple is taken in the Garuda Vahanam to join the Thirunaangur Garuda sevai.
2. It is First and one among the Thirunaangur Thirupathi's.
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Gopala Krishnan. Also known as Rajagopalan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Vishwaksenar (Senai Thalaivar) and Rudran.
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Madavaral Mangai. She is also called with the name Sengamala Naachiyaar.
- Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.
Total - 10 Paasurams.