Tourist Places near Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) – Tirucherai temple near kumbakonam

tirucherai temple near kumbakonam

Tirucherai: 12 kms. A small village of mythological and historical importance, it is a sacred Vaishnava temple. The chief deity is known as Saranathan. The prefix SARA is attributed to the fact that the Veda Agama Sara was revived here by using the sacred soil from a local pond. Thus the pond is called as Sara Pushkarini and the goddess is called as Sara Nayaki. The main tower of the temple is a gigantic structure 40 metres high with seven tiers, elaborately decorated with thousands of sculptural designs.

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