Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal , Thanjavur
Handsome, Slim looking Lord in Thanjavur who solves all the problems of devotees
Deekshithar composed Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Bhajegam in praise of this Lord
A beautiful old temple situated
in the heart of Thanjavur is the Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Koil. Built during the period of Achutha Nayakar by Maratha King
Pratap Singh, the temple is right in the centre of the famous four Raja Streets of Thanjavur. In earlier times, the Lord was
called ‘Malai Eriya Perumal‘.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared one night in the dreams of Pratap
Singh as Venkatesa Perumal. Answering the King’s prayers, Lord is said to have asked the King to pick up the idol of
the Lord along with the Thaayar lying behind in the temple tank and install at the temple here. One has to climb about 10
steps to reach the temple. Believed to be a Prarthana Sthalam, Prasanna Venkatesan Perumal is said to solve all the problems
On the Northern side of the temple Vishwaksenar Sannidhi. There area also sannidhis for the 12 Azhvaars,
Adi Kesavaperumal and Krishnan with Rukmani and Satyabhama. About 100 yards to the East of this temple is the South Facing
Lord Ranganatha temple.
Kutcheri at the temple
One of the highlights in the year, is the
special kutcheri every evening at 6pm for 15 days beginning Aadi Amavasai. On the 10th day, the Utsava deity, decorated in
a special alankaram is taken out on a street procession.
It is said that Muthuswamy Deekshithar, one of the Sangeetha
Mummurthigal, composed Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Bhajegam in Vasantha Bairavi Raagam in praise of this Lord.
Chitrai Utsavam, Puratasi Brahmotsavam, 18 Garuda Sevai, Aipasi(Revathi
Nakshatram)and Aavani(Thiruvonam) Thiru Kalyana Utsavam, Margazhi Adhyana Utsavam
During Hanuman Jayanthi in Margazhi,
Lord Hanuman is taken out on a street Procession.
temple comes under the administration of the Thanjavur Palace, headed currently by Sri. Babaji Rajah Bhonsle. Under his able
leadership, most of the Perumal koils in and around Thanjavur have received a face lift.
Moolavar: Prasanna Venkatesan East Facing Standing Posture
Thaayar : Alamelumangaia, Padmavathi Thaayar
Temple Time : 7am-11am and
Priest : Gunasekara Bhattar @ 04362 224008 or Srikanth Bhattar