Thirukanna Mangai: Bakthavatsala perumal and Abisheka valli thayar.
The place Thirukanna Mangai is about 7 kms from Thiruvarore on River Vettaru. The place is known as Krishnaranyam.
The temple main Raja gopuram is of five tiers and two prakaram. This is one of 108 Divaya Desam temples. Thiru Mangai Azwar praised perumal of this place and sung about Him.
As we enter through main entrance to one side, we see sanctum for Manavala ma munigal and opposite side sanctum for Azhwar.
There is a Dwajasthambam and Garuda sannidhi seen.
We have to climb few steps to enter into Artha mandapam which leads to main sanctum of Bakthavatsala perumal.
Main deity is Bakthavatsala Perumal in standing posture, seen with Sridevi and Bhoodevi thayar facing east.
As we proceed to go around the temple this is side view of the main sanctum
As we go around the prakaram we see separate sanctum for Abisheka Valli thayar to south west corner.
To north west direction there is a separate sanctum for Andal.
Paramapadha vasal(entrance) of the temple is seen to north side.
We see Desikar sannidhi as we proceed with going around the prakaram
There is a separate sanctum seen for Kodhanda Ramar. Hayagreevaris seen near the north entrance of temple.
Pushkarani is seen in front of the temple known as Darshna pushkarani.
sthala Vruksham is Magizha maram.
Importance Romesa muni and Vrunan worshiped perumal and were blessed. The water from Darshna pushkarani was used by perumal, for the purpose of abishekam to thayar, to take her as his consort ( pattamahisi ) Hence thayar here known as Abisheka Valli Thayar.
Brahama advised Chandra to take bath in the pushkarani and surrender him to perumal, to be relieved out Guru Bagawan curse on him. He was blessed by perumal and got back his glory.
This is the birth place of Thiru kannamangai Andan, who is follower of Nadha munigal.
He spent his life worshiping perumal of this place and attained moksha.