This temple at Tirukkandiyur is one among the divyadesams of Vishnu and is very near to the town of Thiruvaiyaru and here Lord Vishnu is known as Harasaba Vimochana Perumal as he liberated Hara (Siva) from a Saba (curse) which He incurred when he removed one of the five heads of Brahma.
Moolavar , Main deity here is also known as Bali Nadhar and Thayar is Kamalavalli. Idol in the temple resembles that of Balaji of Tirupati. A temple sans crowd and the serene atmosphere helps one to worship in peace. Just outside the sanctum there is separate niche for Chakrathazhvar .Near the main entrance of the temple one would find the Hanuman shrine. Kamala Valli thayar has a separate sannidhi so has Andal. The 20 day festival in the month Avani is famous here.
Had an opportunity to visit this temple for a second time last week.
Thiruvayaru is the birth place of Saint Thayaraja ,the great Carnatic music composer who has composed hundreds of hymns on the Lord Rama. Tiruvayyaru town is about 11 Kms from Tanjore which is famous for its Big temple.
How to reach- Tanjore is the nearest town well connected by rail and road.The nearest airport is at Trichy which 60 Kms from Tanjore.