The temple is called as Sathyabama and Rukmini Samedha Gopla Krishnan Temple and is as equal as worshipping Dwaraka. Thirukavalambadi Sathyabama and Rukmini Samedha Gopala Krishnan Temple is situated in a village named Kavalambadi near Thanjavur and very near to Poombukar where Kaveri River joins the ocean.
Thiru Kavalambadi also part of 11 Divya Desams around Nangoor where 11 Garudaseva takes place and 40 Colanadu Divya Desams.
Once a Demon named Narakan fought with Indhira and took all the wealth from Indhira Logam. Indhiran surrendered himself to the Lord and requested him to get all his assets. The Lord then destroyed the Demon and handed over back all the assets to Indhira. He gave a basket full of Parijatha Flowers to Indhirani as Parijatham belongs to her. But Sathyabama got worried as Indhirani had not given her a Single Parijatha Flower, and she was very fond of Parijatham and desperately wanted but Indhirani refused to give it. Once Krishnan gave a Parijatham Flower only to Rukmini and when Sathyamaba asked him that she also wanted Parijatham, He told her that very will soon He will give her a Garden with full of Parijatham Flowers. Sathybama recollected that moment and asked Gopalan to fulfill his promise .To please his consort Lord Krishnan searched for Parijatham everywhere. At last, with the help of Lord Shiva, He found a place with full of Parijatha Flowers and overjoyed Gopala Krishnan came down along with His consorts Sathyabama and Rukmini here to Thirukavalambadi. Kavalam means a Dense Garden with full of flowers.
Hence the name Thirukavalambadi. Thirukurayalur, the birth place of Thirumangai Azhwar and Mangaimadam, where he fed 1008 vaishnavites a day for the whole year are very near from here, which is one among the Pancha Narasimha kshetarms. Here at Thirukavalambadi Gopala Krishnan is being worshipped as equal as Lord Krishnan in Dwaraga. Utsavar is blessing as Kannan. Temple Theertham is Thadamalai Poikai where as the Vimanam is being worshipped as Swayambu Vimanam and Vedhamodha Vimanam.
There is a belief that no one will die due to snake bite in this village. Lord Kannan will take out the poison of the snake bite. It’s a must visit temple and one of the 108 Vishnava Divya Desams and get blessed.
If you want to visit the temple and need more information about Kavalambadi and other Divya Desams around this area.. you can contact the following number for any help and stay and more.
Jai Vijaya Ragavan – (+91) 9840060513