srI krishNa kshEthrams – South (dhivya dhEsams)

srI:
srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImadh varavaramunayE nama:

While krishNa was born in the North, the AzhwArs of the South enjoyed many different dhivya dhEsams where krishNa was the presiding deity or enjoyed the dhivya dhEsams themselves are krishNa kshEthrams. Below are the pancha krishNa kshEthrams in the Southern part of India. The processional deity (utsava mUrthy) goes by one of the names of krishNa, hence these places are called krishNa kshEthrams.

kapisthalam is in the thanjavUr district of Tamil Nadu. The name of perumAL here is – gajEndhra varadhan, in a reclining posture (kidandha tirukkOlam) with thAyar ramAmaNi.

mangaLAsAsanam by tirumazhisai AzhwAr.

Kapisthalam

thirukkaNNamangai is in the thiruvArUr district of Tamil Nadu, where bhakthavatsala perumAL is in standing posture (nindra thirukOlam) with thAyAr abhishEka valli.

mangaLAsAsanam is by thirumangai AzhwAr.

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thirukkaNNangudi is in the tiruvArUr district of Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is lOkanAtha perumAL/nIlamEgha perumAL in standing posture (nindra tirukOlam) with thAyAr lOkanAyaki (also known as aravindhavalli).

mangaLAsAsanam is by thirumangai AzhwAr.

Tirukannangudi

thirukkaNNapuram is in the thiruvArUr district of Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is sowrirAja perumAL in standing posture (nindra tirukOlam), with thAyAr kaNNapura nAyaki.

mangaLAsAsanam is by thirumangai AzhwAr, nammAzhwAr, AndAL and kulasEkara AzhwAr.

Tirukannapuram

thirukkOvalUr is in the vizhuppuram district of Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is thrivikrama perumAL in standing posture (nindra tirukOlam) with thAyar pUngoval nAchiyAr. thirukkOvalUr is famous for the meeting of the first 3 AzhwArs – poigai, bhUtham and pEy AzhwArs.

mangaLAsAsanam is by poigai, bhUtham, pEy AzhwArs.

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