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 Perumal for solution and was asked to go Thiru Cherai to collect the sand for the making of the pot.
On 16th July 2017, Hevilambi Varusha (Aadi) Dhakshinayana Punyakaalam purappadu was celebrated at Pancha Saara Kshethram in a grand manner. With the Pachai Kal Kreedam( Green Stone Crown), Pachai kal Padhakkam (Green Pendant), Noodhana Kaasu malai & Venkudai (White & Golden Umbrella), Saranadha perumal had purappadu around the maada veedhis of Thirucherai.
The following are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Courtesy: Sri SoundarRajan Bhattar