Ambasamudram Krishnaswami Temple, Tirunelveli

baby sri krishna photo

baby sri krishna photo

Sri Krishnaswami temple is located in the settlement area named Ambasamudram in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The principal deity of this temple is Venugopalan – Krishnaswami (Lord Vishnu) and his consorts are Rukmini and Sathyabama. The festival deity of this temple is Venugopalan.

The holy tree of this temple is Pathiri and Pavalamalli. The holy water of this shrine is Harihara Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is known as Pancharatra. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this particular region. The historical name of this holy spot is Punnaivana Kshetra.

The festivals that are grandly celebrated are Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, the swing festival in Thai Friday in January-February, Krishna Jayanthi in August-September, deepavalli and New Year days are the festivals celebrated in the temple. The temple’s speciality is that as Lord Perumal never parts with His consorts, in a wedding form, He is praised as Nityakalyana Perumal. At present all the devotees, pilgrims and tourists are wholeheartedly invited into the shrine for homams, worship, prayers and rituals.

The temple is open for devotees and pilgrims from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. according to the local legends and pundits, ‘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.”

Address: The Executive Officer, Sri Krishnaswami Temple, Aambasamudram-627 401, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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