Thiru Naraiyur (Nachiyar Koil)
Mulavar : Vasudevan, Srinivasan, Thiru Naraiyur Nambi
Thayar : Vajoolavalli ( Nambikai Nachiyar)
Theertham : Manimuktha pushkarni, Sangarshanam,Saamba
Travel Base: Kumbakonam
Vimanam : Srinivasa, Hema
Azhvaar Mangalaasaasanam (Paasuram number as found in the Naalaayira Divya Prabandham): Thirumangaiaazhvaar - 1078, 1329, 1470, 1478-1577, 1611, 1659, 1852, 2067, 2068, 2673(70), 2748,2778

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This Kshetra is known for the stone Garuda Vahana which becomes heavy in stages when taken out; initially requiring four persons in the sannadhi and requires sixty four persons to carry at the end. This Garuda is treated in equivalence to Lord Vinayaka and so the dish Mothakam named as "Amudha Kalasam" is offered to him.
Here Thayar(Nacchiyar) gets preference in all uthsavas and hence called Nacchiyar Kovil. During Uthsava days Nacchiyar comes out first to give darshan. The Lord Himself became guru( Acharya) and performed Panchasamaskara to Tirumangai azhwar at this place. Brahmothsavam during Dhanurmasam (Margazhi- Dec-Jan) is celebrated in grand manner.
The kshetra has fragrance all over and hence called Narayur (The word for fragrance in Tamil is Narumanam).
There is huge tank 648 feet long and 225 feet wide in front of the temple, It has a number of steps in the 3 sides. This tank is like a river and so it is called as "Mani Muthaaru". There is a beautiful tale behind the name of this pond. Once king of the birds Garuda, took a diamond head ornament to Narayur Nambi from Thiruparkadal. A diamond (Mani) accidentally fell from the ornaments into this pond. As the precious stone fell into the pond degrading it's status to ordinary pearl (Muthu), this tank is known as Mani + Muthi + Aaru (tank or pond).

Festival : There are two Bramotsavarams in this temple annually. One in the tamil Month Panguni(March-April) for 9 days ending on Full Moon day. The Other is in the tamil Month Margazhi(December-January) for 9 days ending on Dwadesi(Suklapaksham). On both festival the Garudasevai is on the 4th day. Teppotsavam in the nights are called as "Mukkodi Utsavam". The other festival celebrated here is the "Thirukalyana Utsavam" in the tamil month Avani(August-September) on the Star Visakam.

Approach : This temples is at the 6th mile from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam-Thiruvarur route. It is better known as "Nachiyyar Koil".