Garuda Sewai Nachiar Koil Kumbakonam, Miracles of Garuda Bagawan. During the procession Garuda increases the weight exponentially, Starting with only 4 persons carrying Him, He increases the weight and 16, 32, 64 and 125 people have to carry Him.
Garuda, the vehicle of the lord, is of special significance at this temple. The story goes that a sculptor who was creating an image of Garuda suddenly found the idol flying after he had made its wings. Shocked at this sudden action, the sculptor threw a stone at Garuda and struck him on the nose. Garuda came falling down and decided to settle here at this place and bless the devotees.
A huge and well built Lord Garuda is seen just next to Lord Srinivasa’s Sannidhi. In the Tamil month of Aadi, Thiru Naraiyur Nambi makes a visit to Garuda’s Sannidhi.
A magical event during Garuda Sevai – Garuda increases in weight manifold. During street procession (Margazhi and Panguni), an unbelievable event takes place at the Nachiyar Koil. While only 4 people carry Lord Garuda out of his Sannidhi, as the Lord goes out of each Layer and prakaram, he is said to increase in weight, that 8 people, 16 and then 32 people are required to carry Lord Garuda out of the temple. Finally, when the Lord is taken outside the temple, Garuda increases in weight so much that 128 people are required to carry the Lord. On his way back, it is said that Garuda mount decreases in weight and finally when he is back in the Sannidhi, only 4 people are required to carry him.
Kal Garuda is said to answer the prayers of devotees immediately and remove all Doshams. Childless couples, unmarried women, people with Naaga Dosham etc will also be relieved if they pray to the Kal Garuda at Thiru Naraiyur temple.
Deity : Thiru Naraiyur Nambi, Srinivasa Perumal Standing Posture facing East
Goddess : VanjulaValli
Azhvaar : Thirumangai Azhvaar
Paasurams: 110 (1078,1329,1470,1478-1577,1611,1659,1852,2059,2068,2673(71) and 2674 (73,133)
Temple timing : 630am –12.30pm and 430pm-830pm
Bus : All buses from Kumbakonam to Tiruvarur stop at Nachiyar Koil
Telephone Numbers :435 – 246 7017