Thiru Anbil, is the fourth Divyadesam of Vishnu.( one of the 108 Vishnu desams) The temple was built by the Cholas.
This temple is situated on the banks of river Kaveri at Kollidam ( Coleroon) and has Ranganathar as the presiding deity known here as Thiru Vadivazhagiya Nambi in a reclining posture and Soundaraja Perumal as the Utsavar. The idol, as the name mentions is of exquisite beauty and His consort is Azhagiya valli Nachiyar. Aandal is in the outside prakaram and Garudalwar is facing the sannidhi of the Lord. This temple is believed to be 6000 years old and is considered to be the birth place of the poet saint Valmiki.
There are many inscriptions in this temple describing the history of those times.
How to reach: Well connected. Airport is at Trichy . This temple is at a distance of 20 Kms from the town on the Tiruchi- Kumbakonam route.
The temple is just 5 kms.from the Lalgudi railway station.
Accommodation- Good hotels are available in Trichy .