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Thiru Aadanoor Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Aadanoor, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the "Divya Desams",the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints,or Alwars.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Tiruchirapalli, Chidambaram, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, and Tirunelveli.

Kumbakonam is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. The Mysore- Mayiladuthurai Express connects Kumbakonam with Mysore and Bangalore. There are regular express trains that connect Kumbakonam with major cities in the state like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli.

By Air

The nearest international airport is at Tiruchirapalli, which is 91 km (57 miles) from Kumbakonam.


The temple has a small shrine with Vimanam and 3-tier rajagopuram.The temple was built by Aditya Chola.


Thiru Aadanoor Temple Thanjavur

Temple Legend

According to legend, there was an affluent devotee who also wished to partake in a religious endeavour of serving Lord Ranganatha. Some of those who worked under him exploited his bhakti to their advantage and swindled all his money, making him penniless. Pleased with his devotion, the Lord appeared in his dream and promised to help him out of the situation. He instructed the devotee to bring along a marakkal and his workers, who cheated him, to the bank of the Kollidam, where he promised to pay the workers their dues. The Lord, in the guise of an old man, gave each of them a measure of sand from the bank of Kollidam according to the work done by them. Much to their surprise, it turned into precious stones for those who toiled and it stayed the same for those who shirked work. The workers who did not get anything were enraged and started chasing the old man. At this juncture, the Lord appeared in his original form and made the workers realise their mistakes.

Extra Information

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Timings and Events

7 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 P.M to 8 P.M


Vaikuntha Ekadasi – December or January

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