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thiruk kaNNan kudi - part 2 - Logistics and References

From: Rengarajan (vasanthi_at_umich.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 11 1998 - 17:36:50 PDT

thiruk kaNNan kudi - History - purANam

My namskArams to the thirup pAthak kamalangaL of the
baktha kOdi bAgawathALs. I seek  the  forgiveness 
of Sriman V. Sadagopan as I failed to acknowledge
that  he  has  also  written  a  wonderful  thala 
purAnam  details of thiru kaNNa puram earlier.


The five Sri Krishna AraNya kshEthram are

1. thiruk kaNNa mangai
2. thiruk kaNNa puram
3. kabisthalam
4. thiruk kOviloor
5. thiruk kannan kudi

This is one of the panch krishna AranyA kshEthram 
that  is  among the  108  Divya  dEsams.  This is 
situated  in  tanjore  district  near  thiruvArur 
between   nagappattinam  and  thiruvarur. One can 
reach  Kumbakonam by train from Madras and travel 
to  thiruvArur  from  Kumbakonam  by  bus   which 
frequent (1 hour). One can also reach  Kumbakonam 
(more  buses  are  available  to  kumbakonam)  or 
thiruvaroor by bus from Madras. 

Five  miles  away  from  thiru aaroor there  is a 
village known as Azhiyoor.    This  kshEthram  is 
closer to this place. One can also reach Azhiyoor 
in  the  bus  line  between thiruth thuRai pooNdi
and nAgappattinam. One can also take a train from 
thiru aroor and get down at keezh vElur and reach 
this place from there.

Sri   Garuda   purAnam   and  Sri nAratha purAnam 
discusses the thala  varaLARu  or puRAnam of this 
kshEthram in great deatil. In Sri Garuda purAnam, 
the  fifth  chapter  has  320  slOkams  on   this 
kshEthram  alone.

Sri Sri lOkanAyaki samEtha Sri lOka nAyakap perumAL 
thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan