Prananadeswarar Temple, a very ancient one is situated in the village Thirumangalakudi near Kumbakonam (10 kilometres from Kumbakonam). The temple is glorified by the hymns of Appar.
The presiding deity is Prananadeswarar (Shiva) and the Goddess, Mangalambigai (Parvathi). The main deity is believed to be Swayambu Lingam(self formed).
It is believed to worship the deity here before visiting the Sooriyanar Temple as it provides prosperity, curing the effects of Navagrahas.
Around 6 inscriptions are found in the temple from the Cholas, Pallavas and Vijayanagara kings.