Kola Valvill Ramar Temple, Tiruvelliyangudi

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Kola Valvill Ramar Temple
Temple Gopuram
Temple Gopuram
Kola Valvill Ramar Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Kola Valvill Ramar Temple
Kola Valvill Ramar Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 11°3′25″N 79°26′36″E / 11.05694°N 79.44333°E / 11.05694; 79.44333Coordinates: 11°3′25″N 79°26′36″E / 11.05694°N 79.44333°E / 11.05694; 79.44333
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Tanjore
Location: Tiruvelliyangudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Temple Details
Primary Deity: Kola Valvill Ramar (Vishnu)
Consort: Maragadha Valli Thaayar (Lakshmi)
Festival Deity: Sringara Sundaran
Temple Tank: Sukra, Brahma, Indra, Parasara
Poets: Thirumangai Alwar - 10 pasurams
Appeared For: Kidantha Thirukkolam, Bhujanga Sayanam, East
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture

Kolavalvil Ramar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located 19 km away from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on the Kumbakonam-Chennai highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[1]

The Temple[edit]

The temple has a 3-tier rajagopuram and has a small prakaram (outer courtyard).

Legend behind the temple[edit]

Velli refers to planet (Venus) and gudi refers to place. Venus is believed to have worshipped the God here and the name of the place is derived from it.

Mayan, the sculptor of the Deva Loga constructed many beautiful places and wanted to have a heartiful Dharsan of Sri Ramar. He requested Sri Ramar to give darshan without his Sangu and Chakaram. He appeared as "Kola Vallvill Ramar" at this place without Sangu and Chakram.

As per Hindu legend, Sukra (Venus) and sage Parasara worshiped Vishnu at this temple.[2]

See also[edit]

Divya Desams


  1. ^ Hindu Pilgrimage: A Journey Through the Holy Places of Hindus All Over India. Sunita Pant Bansal.
  2. ^ Ayyar, P. V. Jagadisa (1982). South Indian Shrines: Illustrated. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. p. 535. ISBN 9788120601512.