History Of The Temple
Lord Brahma, the creator of earth and human beings, did penance in this village to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Hence this village is known as Thisaimuganseri also known as Iyyempettaiseri. Lord Vishnu appeared before Brahma and asked Him the reasons for his penance. Brahma requested Lord Vishnu to show His original posture, as he sits in his Abode – “Paramapatham” to the people living on the earth.
The main deity is Paramapadanathar. His Consort is Kanakavalli Thayar. There are separate sannidhis for Kanakavalli Thayar and Sri Kothandaramar with his Consort Sita Devi, brother Lakshmana and Anjaneya. This temple is more than 700 years old. There is an inscription on the backside wall of the sanctum sanctorum which says that in 1881, some 10 persons had performed Thiruppani to this temple.
The remarkable aspect of this temple is that Lord Paramapadanathar is sitting on Adiseshan that encircles Him. Generally, in other vaishnavite temples, we have seen the Lord in a lying posture on Adhiseshan.
Here, in Thisaimuganseri Village, Lord Paramapadanathar is sitting with His right leg folded and the left one pressing the earth to get up from his seat to instantly reach the devotee who prays the Lord to save him from all his sufferings. His consorts are also seated in similar positions.
Opposite to the main deity, outside the mantap and within the temple premises, Garudalwar, is there in a ready-to-fly position, which is a rare sight.
Outside the temple, facing the main temple, Anjaneyar is standing with folded hands.
A group of dedicated team of friends and well-wishers formed a sabha in the name of Sri Kothandaramaswamy Temple Baktha Jana Sabha and collected funds to renovate this temple. The temple renovation was completed in the year 2010 and the Samprokshanam was performed on 23/05/2010 by Sriman U.Ve. Srinivasaramanujachariar, the Madathipathi of Thirukkovalur mutt and Emberumanar Jeer of Sri Thrivikramaswamy Temple Devasthanam of Thirukkovalur. Since then, the daily poojas and special utsavams like Vaiunta Ekadasi, Hanumath Jayanthi, Panguni Utharam, Sri Rama Navami, Sita Kalyanam, special Thiruvilakku Pooja for Thayar and Puratasi month festivals on all the Saturdays of that month are performed by the Sabha.
On the occasion of the commencement of the 3rd Anniversary of the temple a donor has donated a sizeable sum to construct a sannidhi for Chakrathalwar and the same was consecreated on the 23rd May, 2012, with the blessings of the Madathipathi of Thirukkovalur and Emberumanar Jeer of Sri Thrivikramaswamy Temple Devasthanam of Thirukkovalur.
Sri Kothandaramaswamy Temple at Thisaimuganseri village alias Iyyempettaiseri village is under the control of HR&CE Department of the Government of Tamilnadu. However, the Sabha, presently looking after the functions of the temple. The daily poojas and festivals are performed by Sri R. Sridhar Battachariar, with the help of the Sabha and the Village public and philanthrophists.