One who worships here, will
be freed from all debts and loans.
Legends: Vishnu worshipped
by Markandeya and Kaveriamman. At Tirucherai Shivastalam Shiva was
worshipped by Kaveri and Markandeya. Kaveri in the form of Kaveri Amman
meditated upon Vishnu with the desire to obtain the stature of the
river Ganga. Vishnu appeared with his consorts Sreedevi, Bhudevi, Neeladevi,
Saara naayaki and Mahalakshmi and granted her request. During the great
deluge, a pot made of clay, was used to rescue and preserve the Vedas.
It is believed that none of the pots made by Bhrama would last, and
he was directed by Vishnu to proceed to Tirucherai (Saara Kshetram)
and make a pot out of the clay on the banks of the Kaveri.
Temple: It has two prakarams and a 90 feet high
Rajagopuram. There is a shrine to Yoga Narasimhar here. Shrines
to Lakshmi is in the Mahamandapam. There are shrines to Rajagopala
with his consorts Rukmini and Styabhama, and to Tiruvenkatamudaiyaan
and the Alwars.