20, October 2011This is one of the 108 Divya Desam Perumal temples, situatedat Thirukoshtiyoor, near Thiruppattur ( Karaikudi). All the buses from Thiruppattur to Sivagangai passes through this place and the temple is on the main road. The perumal has three shires of Nintran, Irunthan & Kidanthan. Since I went to the temple at the time of closing I had a dharshan of Kidanthan. The temple complex is very big. It needs atleast 3 hours to see all the shrines. This temple is famous for the Mantra “OM NAMO NARAYANA”. Sri Ramanujar preached the mantra to all the peoples after receiving from his Guru, after 18 visits, from the top of the Rajagopuram.
It is surprise to have a dharshan of Lord shiva at the entrance of Perumal temple, which has kodimaram and nandhi, inside the complex. You can proceed to perumal sannathi only after having dharshan of Lord Shiva. The details of this sannathi is not known.
Some of the pictures taken through my mobile is attached. & Inside the temples I could not take pictures.
( The 5 tier Rajagopuram from where Sri Ramanujar told the Manthiram "om Namo Narayana " to the peoples, which he learned from his guru )
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA : ---