|Location||Aduthurai, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Architectural styles||Dravidian architecture|
Sooriyanar Temple, dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun god is near by. It is believed to worship the deity here before visiting the Sooriyanar Temple as it provides prosperity, curing the effects of Navagrahas.
The unique feature of this temple is that all the presiding deities are named Mangalam, indicating prosperity.
|Vimanam (Tower)||Mangala Vimanam|
|Theertham (Temple Tank)||Mangala Theertham|
The temple is glorified by Tevaram hymns The temple is believed to have been built by a minister of Kulothunga chola1 with the tax money amassed. This invited the wrath of the king and he ordered punishment to the minister. The minister's wife worshipped Mangalambigai (Parvathi) of this temple to save her Mangalyam (holy tie worn by married woman). The minister was punished and his corpse was brought to Tirumangalakudi. The moment it reached the place, he got his life back due to the effect of the presiding deity. From then on, the place is believed to provide aegis to Mangalyam. Also when Navagrahas were cursed to have leprosy by Brahma for relieving a saint from leprosy as they do not have authority to change destiny, Brahma asked them to go to thirumangalakkudi and pray Kol Vinai Theertha Vinayagar (Ganesh who absolved sins of planets)to be absolved from their sins.
The sun temple " sooriyanarkovil" is around 0.5 km from this temple, Sukran temple "kanjanoor" around 2 km, Viswanathapuram vishalakshi amman temple around 3 km from thirumanagalakudi, Thiruppanadal kasi mutt and sivan temple around 6 km, Aduthurai sivan temples around 2 km, and Thirumanancheri - holy place around 10 km to resolve the obstruction or delay in wedding.
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- "Abodes of SHiva - Shivasthalams glorified by Tevaram hymns". Templenet.
- "campantar tEvAram -2" (PDF). projectmadurai.org. Retrieved 16 July 2011.