(Last Updated on : 25/11/2009)
Tirukkandiyur Temple is also known as Aaduturaipperumaal Koyil or Sangama Kshetram. Rani Mangammal is believed to have built the present temple at the Perumal Koyil village near Papanasam. The images were recovered from the original temple that were washed away in the Kollidam river floods. The deity worshipped here is Vishnu.
The moolavar Vaiyamkaatta Perumaal or Jagatrakshakan is standing posture, facing east. The Utsavar goes by the same name. Taayaar here is Padmasini or Pushpavalli. There are shrines to Varadarajaperumal, Andal and the alwars.
: A five-tiered Rajagopuram adorns the entrance and was built in the 15th century. Images are seen carved on pillars in one of the mandapams in the temple. Legends: Gods with Nandakamuni gathered here to worship Vishnu and hence the name Koodalur. The Kaveri river is said to have regained its glow here.
: The annual Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi.