Sri Krishnaswami Temple, Ambasamudram, Tirunelveli

In the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, Sri Krishnaswami temple is located in the small town named as Ambasamudram in the district of Tirunelveli. The important deity of this temple is Venugopalan – Krishnaswami (Lord Krishna) and his consorts are Rukmini and Sathyabama. The festival deity is Venugopalan.

The historical name of this particular place is Punnaivana Kshetra. The holy trees of this shrine are Pathiri and Pavalamalli. The holy water of this temple is Harihara Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is named as Pancharatra. This temple is about 500-1000 years old

Devotees and pilgrims largely assemble in the festivals of Krishna Jayanthi in August-September, Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June and the swing festival in Thai Friday in January-February are celebrated in the temple.

According to the local legends, “As Lord Perumal never parts with His consorts; He is praised as Nityakalyana Perumal – ever in a wedding form. 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.

The shrine is open for all the Hindus from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. It is one of the most sought after Lord Krishna temple in south India.

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

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