Lord Narayana grants darshan from the sanctum sanctorum generally in three forms – standing, sitting or reclining. His eagle vehicle Garuda appears either just opposite the Lord or by a side. During festivals Perumal comes on Garuda. As the story goes, since Perumal set out fast on Garuda to help a king in this place, He appears on the Garuda in the sanctum sanctorum too. This is a very rare form in a Vishnu temple. Hence, Garuda Seva is followed in the temple every day.
Sri Vana durga parameshwari temple, Kathiramangalam,
Tiruvadimaruthur Tlk Thanjavur
Route: The temple is situated 25 kilometer away from Kumbakonam
and 15 kilometre from mayiladuthurai.
Phone: +91 4364 232 344, 232 555
The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Special abisheks and pujas are performed in the temple on all Poorattadhi star days in the year.
Kathiramangalam Vanadurga is one of the nava durga temple. The presiding deity is Shri Vana Dhuraga Parameswari amman. . It is believed that She visits Kasi during the nights and comes back every day. Ancient Name of the Village is 'Siva Malliga Vanam' . The special pooja for this temple is held during Raghu kalam on Sundays. So, she is also called Raghu Kala Durai. When Agarthiyar came this vanam, he prayed this Durga. Margandeya also prayed the Goddess. The full name of the village is 'Kathir Veaintha Mangalam' . The Tamil Poet Kambar prayed the Durga when he wrote the Ramayana. He lived here for long time. In all temple, Durga is one amoung the Deities. But the separate temple for Durga is in kathiramangalam. Here the Durga is in the Padma Peedam where as in other temple the Durga is in Simma or Mahisha Vahanam. The Temple is facing east.