Thiru Cherai (Pancha Sara Kshetram)
Mulavar : Saranathan
Thayar : Sara nayaki(Sara Nachiyar)
Theertham : Sarapushkarni
Travel Base: Kumbakonam
Vimanam : Sara
Azhvaar Mangalaasaasanam (Paasuram number as found in the Naalaayira Divya Prabandham): Thirumangaiaazhvaar - 1578-87, 1853, 2673 (71), 2769

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As per sthala purana, the vedas were protected in a pot made out of the tough mud at this place during pralaya. On Thai(Jan/feb) Pushyam day, the Lord is taken in Procession on temple car with five Thayars( Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Neeladevi, Mahalakshmi & Saranayaki.). It is believed that worshipping this Lord after a bath in sara pushkarni removes all difficulties and curses. A Sannadhi for Rajagopalaswamy is inside this temple.
Lord Sri Rama gives us a very special dharshan here. Along with Devi Sita and Lakshmana, all Alwars and Sri Rama's kolam (ie) he poses as he was found in forest for 14 years.
Mudikondan river flows on the west and Kudamuruti river in the south. Lord Hanuman (Aanjaneya) blesses from the west end of the pushkarani and Lord Vianayaka from the North eastern side.