Divyadesam is located at Nandipura Vinnagaram near Korukkai, near Kumbhakonam. The name Nandipuram stems from
the association with Nandivarama Pallavan, or alternatively from the legend where it is
believed that Nandi performed penances in this village.
Legend has it that to seek atonement for the fault of insulting the Dwarapalakas of
Vishnu, Nandi performed penances at the temple and hence the name Nandipura Vinnagaram.
Legend also has it that king Sibi obtained a vision of Vishnu at this shrine.
Deities: The Moolavar here is Jagannathan or Vinnagarapperumaal in a
seated posture facing west, while Taayaar here is Shenbagavalli.
The temple: This temple has fort like walls and a rajagopuram and a
west facing sanctum. An image of Nandi is seen on one of the walls of the sanctum.
It is believed that Vishnu who originally faced the east, turned westward to look at
the spectacle of King Sibi, keeping his word to a dove who had filed a grievance to him -
placing his entire weight on a balance to compensate for the injury suffered by the bird.