Divyadesam is located at Tirukkoodaloor, at a distance of about 12 km from Tiruvaiyaru, enroute to Kumbhakonam.
Tirukkoodaloor is also known as Aaduturaipperumaal Koyil or Sangama Kshetram. Rani
Mangammal is believed to have built the present temple at the Perumal Koyil village near
Papanasam. The images here are said to have been recovered from the original temple which
was washed away in the Kollidam river floods.
Deities: The moolavar
here is Vaiyamkaatta Perumaal or Jagatrakshakan in a standing posture, facing east. The
Utsavar goes by the same name. Taayaar here is Padmasini or Pushpavalli. There are shrines
to Varadarajaperumal, Andal and the alwars.
The Temple: A five tiered Rajagopuram adorns the entrance to this
temple built in the 15th century. Images of the ministers of Rani Mangammal, are seen
carved on pillars in one of the mandapams in the temple.
Legends: It is believed that the Devas, with Nandakamuni gathered here
to worship Vishnu and hence the name Koodalur. The Kaveri river is said to have regained
its glow here.
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day, and the annual
Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi.