Sri Gopla Krishna Perumal -Thiru Kavalambadi Thirunangur, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India

This temple is situated about 2 kms from Thirunangur on the way to Poompuhar. The moolavar is Sri Gopalakrishnan in standing posture facing east along with Sri Rukmini and Sri Satyabhama and the Thaayar is Sri Madavala Mangai also known as Sri Sengamala Nachiar, Since Sri Krishna originally came from Dwaraka, this place is considered equal to Dwaraka. The legend is, Sri Krishna along with Sri Satyabhama killed Narakasura and restored the wealth stolen by Narakasura from Indra, Varuna, and the other Devas. Sri Krishna along with Sri Satyabhama then went to India's place and Sri Satyabhama wanted the Parijatha Malar in lndra's garden. Since Indra refused to give up the flower, Sri Krishna destroyed the garden (Kavalam) and brought the Parijatha flower to the earth. Hence this place is known as Kavalampadi. Thiru Manai azhwar has sung in praise of this Lord.

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