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Sri Krishnaswami temple
Moolavar: Venugopalan – Krishnaswami
  Urchavar: Venugopalan
  Amman / Thayar: Rukmini, Sathyabama
  Thala Virutcham: Pathiri, Pavalamalli
  Theertham: Harihara Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatra
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Punnaivana Kshetra
  City: Ambasamudram
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Krishna Jayanthi in August-September and the swing festival in Thai Friday in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  As Lord Perumal never parts with His consorts, He is praised as Nityakalyana Perumal – ever in a wedding form.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  
  The Executive Officer, Sri Krishnaswami Temple, Aambasamudram-627 401, Tirunelveli district.  
  +91- 4634 - 251 445. 
 General Information:

The Five Garuda Sevas – Perumal granting darshan seated on Garudas – is a famous festival of the temple celebrated on 5th day of the 10 day Brahmmotsavam in the temple.  Lord Venugopala and Lords from the Navaneethakrishna, Lakshminarayana, Sundararajar and Purushothama temples arrive here to enjoy this festival.  As Lord came from Punnaivanam, He grants darshan at this place on the seventh day of Brahmmotsavam festival.  Garuda Seva is celebrated on Purattasi Saturdays also.


People pray for unity in family and for excellence of children in education.  Also those facing long delays in marriage pray to Perumal.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal as nivedhana. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Lord Venugopala, in his alluring beauty, appears playing the flute keeping his right leg slightly back.  Divine snake Adisesha is above his head as an umbrella.  Consorts Rukmini and Satyabama are by His side.  He never parts with them and appears even during the Garudaseva, Mothers are with Him.  As a custom, during the Theerthavari festival in Perumal temples, Chakkarathzhwar goes to river (here Tambirabarani) as Lord’s representative.  Here Lord Himself comes to the river with His consorts.  On the Vaikunda Ekadasi day too, Lord passes through Sorgavasal with His consorts only against tradition.  As He is never away from them, He is praised as Nitya Kalayana Perumal – Perumal ever in a wedding style.


During the 9 days of Brahmmotsavam and on the day beforeVaikunda Ekadasi, Lord is dressed (Alankara) as Mohini the enticing woman.  Devotees can have the darshan of Lord without Mothers only two days in a year.


The temple is situated on the northern bank of Tambiraparani.  Six pujas ( 6 Kala puja as per rules both in Shiva and Vishnu temples) are observed in the temple.  The idol of Lord Venugopala is made of Salagrama stone.  Tirumanjanas are performed with oil and milk each day.  Procession deity is but a replica of the presiding deity.  He removes all the adverse aspects of the devotees caused by planetary effects.  People offer Tirumanjanam to Lord on such days of the planets unfavourable to them offering vastras.  Those facing Saturn effects pray with dil rice on Saturdays.  Students pray with green pulses on Wednesdays to excel in education.  Sri Anjaneya is in the front mandap facing north.


Krishna Jayanthi – birth day of Lord Krishna – is celebrated with the opening of eyes of coconuts representing the opening the eyes of a new born child.  They also play feeding the child – procession deity with milk from a conch.  Then they offer paddy as Prasad to devotees.  Paddy Prasad represents the fact that the world became prosperous after the Avatar of Lord Krishna.  The vimana, tower above the sanctum is of Padma Vimana design.

  Temple History:

A Chera King, a staunch Vishnu devotee had the desire of building a temple for Perumal.  Lord appearing in his dream suggested the place in Punnaivanam – forest of Punnai trees – on the banks of River Tambiraparani.  He made an idol as he saw in his dream, with His consorts Rukmini and Satyabama, installed and built the temple.  Though the presiding deity is named Krishnaswami, people know the temple as Krishnan koil only.

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