Divyadesam is located 20 km north east of Kumbhakonam
(enroute to Aaduturai. ). It is
also known as Bhargavapuram.
Deities: The Moolavar here is Kolavilli
Raman in a reclining posture facing east and the Utsavar is Sringara Sundaran. Taayaar
here is Raktavalli. It is believed that visiting this DivyaDesam is equivalent to visiting
all of the 108 shrines.
Legends: Sukran, Bhrama, Indra, Parasarar, Mayan, Markandeyar and Bhumi Devi are
believed to have worshipped here. The sanskrit name Bhargavapuram and the tamil name
Velliankudi arise from the legend that Sukra worshipped Vishnu here.
Legend has it that the divine architect Mayan meditated towards Vishnu
and obtained a vision of Vishnu armed with his discus and conch. He then requested for a
vision of Vishnu in the form of Rama. Legend has it that Vishnu handed his discus and his
conch to Garudan and took the form of Rama armed with a bow. Hence the tamil name
Kolavilli Raman and the unusual depiction of Garuda with the conch and the discus.
The temple: This temple with 2 prakarams faces the east. The stala
vriksham here is the banana tree.