Sri Trivikramaswamy Temple – Thirukovilur

About Temples:

Those aspiring good position, those having lost their positions throng the temple for fulfillment of their prayers and they firmly believe the Lord would give them their wants. Devotees are relieved of the fear of enemies; get children and settlement of marriages.
The Chakarathazhwar, being in the form of the Lord himself, eliminates the bad effects of spells and witchcrafts.

Prayer commitments:

Devotees offer new clothing to the Lord, Offer Tulsi Garland, light ghee lamps, offer abishek to Mother Goddess in turmeric water, kumkum abishek to the Durga and feed the visiting devotees.

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With a view to teach a lesson to a king proud of his high charitable nature, Lord Vishnu came to earth in the form of a dwarf. He is seen in the temple with his left leg measuring the sky and the earth by the right leg. Generally, the Lord is seen in all the temples holding his wheel in the right hand and the conch in the left. In Thirukovilur temple, Lord Trivikrama is holding them vice versa. It is said that in his delight to see the king reformed embraced him. It should be understood that the Lord graces the devotee with wisdom. One of his right hands looks as if asking Mahabali for the land for the third step. The body of the Lord is of wood. In no shrine the Lord is so tall in a standing position as in Thirukovilur

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A king by name Mahabali, hosted a yaha to get the power much more than others, with the help of Sukirachari. To let his ego down, Vishnu appeared there disgused and asked him for “dhana” for land of three feet. Due to his donating nature, the king accepted for it, unknowing that the disgused man is Vishnu. The vishnu taking the oppourtunity kept gaint leep, with first leg in earth and second leg in sky. and asked the king, where to keep the third step. on realising the presence of Vishnu, Mahabali felt ashamed and replie that there is no place with him other than his head. Vishnu kept his feet on the head. Due to the weight , Mahabali drowned in the ground. Vishnu granted pardon to him and blessed him.


This is one among the “Pancha Krishnaranya Kshetram”. (five palces of Lord Krishna). In this sthalam only, Naalayira Divya Prabandham was explained to the world and it can be said that it is the place of origin of it. The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thiruvikraman. The Perumal is also called as “Dahaleesan”. Moolavar in Nindra, Nadantha (Ulagalantha) kolam facing East direction and his right leg lifted upwards towards the sky. And the great and a special thing is that the Sangu, which will be usually on the left hand is on the right hand and the Chakkaram which will be on the right hand is on the left hand.
AUSPICIOUS DAYS: The Bhramotsavam, in tamil month Panguni is very special, Ekadasis are special, Vaikasi visaga Garuda Seva is very auspicious.