Located about 3 kms South of Naachiyar Temple(about 15kms off Kumbakonam) is the Saaranaathan temple in ThiruCherai. This is part of the Krishnaaranya Kshetram and is between Naachiyaar koil and ThiruKannamangai Divya Desam. Brahmma who wanted to save the Vedas tried to preserve its contents in a mud pot. Every time, he tried making the pot, it broke down. He looked up to Vishnu for solution and was asked to go Thiru Cherai to collect the sand for the making of the pot.
Deity : Saaranathan -Standing Posture facing East
Goddess : Saara Naayaki
Mangalasaasanam : ThirumangaiAzhvaar
Paasurams : 13(1578-87,1853, 2673(72)2674(115)
Temple timing : 7am-12noon and 4pm-7pm
Priest : Ramudu Bhattar @ 94441 04374,0435-2468078, 0435 2468001
Bus : This is on the Kumbakonam -Tiruvarur route.
Buses ply at regular frequency on this route