Nachiyar Koil is an important divyadesham of Vishnu , which is 10 Kms from the town of Kumbhakonam and just 3 Kms. from Uppiliyappan temple. Goddess Nachiyar is Vishnu's consort and She is seen right inside the sanctum along with the Lord ,unlike other temples where Goddess gets enshrined separately. Nachiyar has more prominence over the Lord here. The worship is first offered to the Goddess and then to the Lord Vishnu. The God and Goddess are found in a beautiful Tirukalyana kolam(wedding posture). There are also huge idols of Aniruddha , Purushothaman , Sankarshanan,Vasudeva and Pradyumana , the forms which the God assumed to offer his powers to the Goddess . One has to climb a few steps to reach the sanctum
Just outside the sanctum of Lord Srinivasa is the shrine for Kal Garuda. a well sculpted Garudalwar . During the annual festival the Lord visits sannidhi of Kalgaruda. It is is said that the Garuda's weight increases manifold when it is taken out during the street procession in the Tamil month of marghazi . The number of people who carry the idol keep increasing as the the Garuda leaves each prakaram and the weight reduces as the Garuda returns to the temple.
How to reach: This temple is situated on Kumbhakonam -Tiruvarur route.
Kumbhakonam is well connected with road and rail, with nearest airport in Trichy.
Good hotel accommodation is available in the town of Kumbhakonam.