Divyadesam is located at Tirukkandiyur, considered to be one of the Saptastanams of the
famed Panchanadiswarar temple at Tiruvaiyaru,
revered by the Tevaram hymns. In Tirukkandiyur, is the Tirukkandiyur
Veerattam, the Shivastalam associated with the legend of Shiva having removed
the 5th head of Bhrama.
Deities: The Moolavar here is
Harasaapavimochana Perumaal, in a standing posture facing East. Perumaal is also known as
Brighunathar or Balinathar. The Utsavar is Kamalanathan. Taayaar here is known as
Kamalavalli. Also here are shrines to Narasimhar and Chakkarattalwar.
The temple: Crowned with a 3 tiered Rajagopuram, this east facing
temple has two prakarams. Across from this temple is the Tirukkandiyur veeratta
Shivastalam.. Kamalavalli Nachiyaar is housed in a separate sanctum. There are also
shrines to Narasimha, Garuda, Aandaal and the Alwars here. There are shrines to Bhrahma
and Saraswati in the Shivastalam.
Legends; It is believed that the fifth head of Bhrama plucked out by
Shiva, stuck to his palms; and it came unstuck only after Vishnu and Lakshmi offered alms
into the stuck skull, hence the name Hara Saapa Vimochana Perumaal. The same legend is
held at Tirukkarambanur and at Tirukkurunkudi.
This temple has two prakarams and a ragaopuram. Four worship services
are carried out each day. The annual Bhramotsavam is celebraed in the month of Pankuni.