Tiruchherai also known as Udaiyar Koil is a divya desam of Vishnu and here the main deity is known by the name Saranathan and His consort Saranayaki. This is the place where river Kaveri prayed to God to obtain the stature of river Ganga. Lord Vishnu blesses Kaveri here, along with His consorts, Sreedevi, Boodevi, Neela devi, and Saranayaki. The idols are well sculpted are quite charming and beautiful.
The legend also mentions that during the great deluge, Brahma wanted to protect the Vedas by keeping them in a pot of clay but failed to make a lasting one. He could make one only at Tirucherai, at Sara kshetram as per the directions of Lord Vishnu. The temple has a separate sannidhi for Saranayaki.
There are also shrines for Lakshmi Narasimha and Rajagopalaswamy here.
Temple is situated 15 Kms from the town of Kumbhakonam.
How to reach- Nearest airport is at Trichy. Kumbhakonam is well connected with rail and road.
As Kumbhakonam is a pilgrim town there are many hotels available in the town.