This is One of 108 Divya desam, South of Rangaswamy tank small kanci.
Main deity: Adi kesava perumal in standing posture with ashta bujam having chakkrm, knife, flower, arrow, sanku, bow, kedayam and gadha. We see Alemelumanga thayar in different sanctum.
Teertham is known as Gajendra pushkarani.
Importance: Ashtabuyakaram name is due to Vishnu taking this form to control the asuras who were disturbing the yagam of Brahma. Mahasudha muni was in penancing here. Indra was worried of his seat and he deva kanyas to disturb muni and kanyas took the form of elephant and diverted munis attention. He changed himself into an elephant and started living with them.
After many years he came to know that he was fooled by them. Once when he realised his mistake he approached Markendaya muni to help him out. Muni asked him to worship Vishnu in this place Ashtabuyakaram. He worshipped vishnu with lotus flower, in the same form of elephant. One day the elephant’s leg was caught by a crocodile and to free himself the elephant took the name of Vishnu as Narayana and he was rescued by Vishnu and attained his previous form of human being.
- Thiru vellukai:
This is one of 108 Divyadesam. The temple is opposite to Vilakoli perumal temple.
Main deity: Sri Azhagiya Singaperumal in sitting posture & Sri Vellukai valli thayar in different sanctum. Teertham is Kanakasaras teertham.
Importance: Lord vishnu took the form of Narashima and started chasing the Asuras, when he came to this place it was cool and nice. Asuras were not to be seen, he liked the place and he stayed back there to take care if asuras return again. He is in Yoga form here.
- Thiru Edagam
Thiru padagam is one of 108 Divyadesam. Near Ekambaranadhar temple.Teertham is Mathsya teertham.
Main deity: Pandavadootha perumal in sitting posture. The height is 28’. We see thayar Rukmani devi in different sanctum.
Importance: king Janameyajeyan listen to story of Mahabaratha from Vaisambhavana muni. Sri krishna when he went to Hastinapuri as a mesanger of pandavas he reveled his Viswaroopa darshan.
The king wanted to have the same kind of darshan of Vishnu, so he performed a Aswameda yaga here in this place. Purna says that his wish was fulfilled. The temple is 1000years old and was built by King Rajakesari varman.
[Vishnu temples][Divya Desam]