Navagraha sanctuaries are sanctuaries given to Navagraha – the nine (nava) major heavenly bodies (Grahas) of Hindu stargazing. These heavenly bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). The term Navagraha sanctuaries alludes to a group of nine separate sanctuaries, each a house one of the Navagrahas.

Sooriyanar Temple சூர்யன் (SUN)

Area and Place Sooriyanar Temple is in East of Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam – Mayiladuthurai street. It is actually 2Km toward the north of Aduthurai and the sanctuary is very much associated from lower Anicut and Thiruppanandal. Every one of the Passengers needs to land at Thirumangalagudi Kaliamman Koil transport stop and stroll for two for long northeast to achieve the sanctuary. This sanctuary is in the banks of Cauvery in Thiruvidaimarudur Talulk which falls under Tanjore region known as Head Quarters of King Chola.

Train Route: Pilgrims need to get down at Aduthurai Railway Station and catch the transport destined for Lower Anicut to visit the sanctuary. Two kilometers north of Aaduthurai lies Suryanayanar Koil. It is arranged out and about among Kumbakonam and Kadhiramangalam and 15 km toward the east of Kumbakonam. There are two other heavenly places close Suryanar Koil – Thirumangalakudi and Kanjanur. Of the nine grahas, the essential position is given to Lord Surya which is the reason the main day of the week is said to be Sunday. The seven days of the week allude to the seven grahas, including the Sani Bhagawan.


Mode of Worship Thirumangaladudi : Sooriyanar Koil and Thirumanagalakudi are firmly related. Navanayakars did their contemplation and offered love to pranavaradeshvarar and Mangalanayaki. Individuals who offer love at Sooriyanar sanctuary need to go to Thirumangaladudi to offer love there. In early days the two spots were same and it was called ‘Argavamam’ before partitioning. Both the sanctuaries have Erukan plant as ‘Thalavirukcha’ Thirumangalakudi Temple is a renowned sanctuary. Both Thirunavukkarasar and Thiruganasambandar had rendered tunes of master Siva. Mangalakudi, Mangala Vinayagar, Mangala Nayahar, MangalaNayaki and Mangala Theertham are five promising ones in Thirumangalakudi.

There is a stamped distinction of adoring in this sanctuary from different sanctuaries, one needs to pursue the custom of venerating. To offer love at Sooriyanar Temple, one needs to achieve the Rajagopuram (Main Entrance) and more towards North where Pushkarani of sanctuary is found. One can clean up in the tank or sprinkle blessed water in the head as sanitization. Next after the shower one brings to the table petitions at the RajaGopuram before entering the sanctuary. In the wake of entering the sanctuary, one needs to turn towards Southeren side where Koltheertha Vinayagar is put. One needs to do the Sankalpam and Archana as Hindus discover Vinayagar as turnover all things considered. In the wake of loving Vinayagar, one needs to Climb ventures to reach ‘Narthana Mandapam’ at Northern Side and after that more towards ‘Sabanayakar Mandapam’ where one can offer supplications to ‘Urchava Moorthi’. After Sabanayakar Mandapam one can achieve ‘Principle Mandapam’ and offer petitions to SriKasivisvanathar and Smt. Visalakshi. By Main Mandapam, there is Maha Mandapam where Sannathi to Sun-God, there is Guru Bhavan(lord Jupitee) remains there. Individuals do the Archana for Guru and offer petitions to master Sun. One needs to move South wards to leave Sanctum to achieve the master Saturn (Sani). Ruler Kuja, master Mars are set independently then more northwards to offer supplications to master Moon and Kethu. Next development would be towards west where ruler Sukra and Raghu are put. At long last one brings to the table petitions to Sandikeswarar. In the wake of completing petitions at Sandikeswarar, one needs to come clockwise to come to the vinayakar to give last prayers,After every one of the supplications are more than, one would achieve the ThothaSampatnam (banner post) and prostrate before it. At that point nine rounds of the sanctuary is an absolute necessity. After nine adjusts again one needs to prostrate and mediatate on the nine planets for certain occasions. The eighth graha is Raaghu. Of the seven days in seven days, 10 hours are held for Raaghu, i.e., one-and-a-half hours out of every day. This one-and-a-half hour is the thing that we call as ‘Raaghu kalam’. The ninth graha is called Kedhu. Like for Raaghu, a similar measure of time is saved for Kedhu too. These one-and-a-half hours is called ‘Yama kandam’. Raaghu kalam and Yama kandam are accepted to be wrong for performing favorable deeds.


Lord Siva, satisfied with their commitment exculpated them of their transgressions and censured that there will be nine sannadhis for the navagrahas in the Suryanar sanctuary (this is the main sanctuary where all the navagrahas are available with independent sannadhis) and the individuals who supplicate here will get help from their issues. The individuals who endure the evil impacts of Kalathara Dosham, Vivaha Paribandha Dosham, Puthra Dosham, Puthra Paribandha Dosham, Vidhya Paribandha Dosham, Udyoga Padhibandha Dosham, Surya dasai, Surya bukthi would profit by revering at this sanctuary. Father, Athma, physical quality, right eye, legislative largesse are the advantageous parts of this planet. In the event that one washes in the nine ghats in this spot persistently for 12 Sundays, they will be spared from sufferings and favored with an upbeat and serene life.

Sree Surya Puranam When the world appeared, the primary sound that resonated was ‘Ohm’. Surya was conceived from this ‘Omkara naadham’. Sree Markandeya Puranam has clarified this factor. Suryan was the child of Sage Kashyap and was the grandson of Sage Maarisi. Surya wedded Soorvarsala, the little girl of Viswakarma. Vaivasvatha Manu and Yamadharmarajan were his children and Yamuna, his little girl. It ought to be referenced here that the chariot of Surya has just a single wheel. It is drawn by seven ponies in seven hues. Ruler Surya, who is the head of the grahams, shows up with a lotus in his heavenly hands. Surya Bhagawan favors his fans with great wellbeing, popularity and productive administration. The managing divinities are Puranavaradheeswarar and his associate Mangalanayaki. Surya is the Lord of Simma Rasi and possesses the focal spot among the navagrahas. The adidevatha is Agni, prathyutha Devatha – Rudran. His shading is red and his vahana is a chariot drawn by seven ponies. The grain related with his is wheat; the bloom – lotus, yerukku; texture – red garments; diamond – ruby; sustenance – wheat, rava, chakkara pongal.Suryanaar Koyil was worked by the Chola rulers.

Construct Inscriptions from the time of Kulottunga Chola I (1075-1120) allude to this sanctuary as the Kulottunga Chola Martanda Alayam. Kulottunga Chola is said to have had a decent association with the Gahadwal administration of Kanauj (1090 – 1194), whose rulers were Sun admirers, and consequently Suryanar Koyil, is viewed as a declaration of their impact in South India. The sanctuary the pinnacle of the sanctuary is 15.5 meter in stature and comprises of three levels. At the highest point of the pinnacle are five vaults. Toward the north of the rajagopuram lies the hallowed washing ghat, called Surya Pushkarni. It is imperative to wash in this ghat before offering venerate at the sanctuary. If not, one ought to in any event sprinkle its water on one’s head. Exceptional highlights of the sanctuary All the grahams face Surya Bhagawan in this sanctuary. When one enters the sanctuary, there is a conciliatory stage (Bali peetam). To its east lies a mandap where one can see a symbol of a pony. The Lord’s vehicle is the pony (vaahanam) which passes by the name ‘Saptha, which means seven in Sanskrit. The one-wheeled chariot is drawn by seven steeds.

Timing . As per Atharvana Veda, one who reveres Surya Bhagawan will be calmed from maladies relating to the eyes and heart. This sanctuary is open from 6 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. what’s more, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on all days.

Celebrations Requirements for adoring the Lord Flower – Senthamarai (Red Lotus) Samith (conciliatory fuel ) – Erukku ( madar plant ) Dhaniyam (grain) – Wheat Vasthram – Lotus red Neivedhyam – Sakkarai pongal

Ratha Saptami in the Tamil month of Thai, and the first Sundays in the long periods of Aavani (Leo) and Kartikai(Scorpio) and Vijaya Dasami are commended in this sanctuary. Mantra for Sun – Aum hrim suriyaye namah Aum Temple Timings – 6 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. what’s more, 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Bookmark and Share

Chandra BagavanTemple சந்திரன் (MOON)

About Temple:

This is the second huge sanctuary of navagrahangal arranged at thingaloor close thiruvayaru of tanjore region., The chandra bagavan sanctuary is inpregenated in arul migu Kailasanadhar swamy sanctuary and arranged 33kms far from Kumbakonam. This sanctuary will stay opened from 7.00AM to 1.00PM and 4.00PM to 9.00PM. Abishegam and arathanai should be possible at the rate of Rs.300/ –

History Chandran is additionally hailed as Thingal and his residence Thingalur. it is here that Chandran implored Lord Siva and got his gifts. As Chandran is held in the locks of Lord Siva, all lovers who adore Easwaran have additionally to revere this planet. The Devas and asuras were stirring the paarkadal utilizing Mandira Malai and the snake Vasuki. The asuras held the head bit of the snake and the devas, the tail divide. The toxin produced by Vasuki was devoured by Lord Siva to spare the devas, yet the poisonous quality of venom influenced the Devas who swooned on its effect. Alongwith the nectar (amirtham), Chandran rose and it was he who restored the Devas. Apputhi Adigal was conceived in Thingalur. he was a fervent supporter of Thirunavukkarasar, while never looking at the incredible soul. He completed a great deal of welfare action in the place where he grew up for the sake of Thirunavukkarasar. Amid his visit to this holytown Thirunavukkarasar found out about Apputhi Adigal and visited his homestead assented to share in the feast offered in his respect. To serve sustenance for Thirunavukkarasar, Apputhi Adigal sent his child to the patio nursery to get a plantain leaf. At the point when on this errand, a snake bit him and the chap passed away. Not wishing to disillusion his visitor, Apputhi Adigal secured the carcass of his child and attempted to serve his tutor. Be that as it may, understanding the circumstance, Thirunavukkarasar conveyed the cadaver to the sanctuary of Lord siva in Thingalur and resuscitated the kid singing and entreating the Lord with Thirupadigam.

Dosham to mother, mental hindrance, skin and nerve issues, jaundice, liquid accumalation are the infections caused in view of Chandra dosham. By going to Lord Chandran, the above tribulations can be survived. Riches, mother’s/spouse’s satisfaction, Govt’s assistance, responsibility for, marriage, offsprings, flourishing, outside movement will be offered on his fans. The sthalam of Chandran is Thingalur, which is found 36kms from Kumbakonam, enroute to Thiruvaiyaru. Chandran’s significant other is Rohini. The managing god are Kailasanathar and his partner Periyanayakiamman. Chandran is the Lord of Kadaga Rasi and he faces the South-East bearing. The Adi Devatha is water; prathyathi Devatha is Gowri; his shading is white and his vahana is white steed. The grain related with him is paddy, rice; the folwer – white arali; texture – white material; jewel – pearl; nourishment – curd rice.

 Chevvai Bhagavan செவ்வாய் (MARS) Temple

About Temple: This sanctuary is arranged 16Kms far from mayiladuthurai and 52 Kms from kumbakonam.During the tamil month of thai an excellent celebration will held for 10 days and for pankuni bramotchavam abishegam and arathannai will be accomplished for 28days.During Aaypasi Kandasheasti celebration will be praised for 6 days. Also amid other significant yearly celebrations lke deepavali, pongal and new year unique abishegam and Aarathanai will be finished.

History: Chevvai Bhagavan is revered in the town of Vaideeswaran Koil which is additionally called Thirupullirukku Velur. Sambathi, Jadayu, Lord Muruga, Suriyan are likewise presumed to have venerated in this sthalam. Indeed, even infections that couldn’t get restored by Mani Manthira Aushathangal got relieved at this spot and the managing god came to be called Vaidyanathar. His associate who was the head of ladies of the two universes is hailed as Thayal Nayagi. Selva Muthukumarasami of this sanctuary is affectionately called Muthiah. Kumaragurubarasami composed the book “Muthukumarasami Pillai Thamizh”.

Once, when Lord Shiva was in profound contemplation, sweat from his third eye fell on earth. The male tyke that was conceived of this perspiration drop was Angaragan (Chevvai). Angaragan wedded Sakthi Devi of Avanti town and had a child called Sumarasan. Issues from spouse/kids/siblings, enimity with companions, loss of riches, squabbles, issues with Govt., enduring neediness, outrage, awful fellowship, Kalathira Dosham are a result of Chevvai. By appealing to him, an individual can counterbalance the issues emerging out of his distresses. Siblings and sisters, physical quality, triumph, valor are the useful parts of this planet. The sthalam of Chevvai Bhagavan is Vaideeswaran koil, which is found 6kms from Sirgazhi on the way to Mayavaram. His spouses are Malini, Susilini. The directing divinity are Vaidyanathan and his partner Thaiyal Nayaki.

Chevvai is the Lord of Mesha and Vrichika Rasi and he faces South heading. The Adi Devatha is Boomidevi; Prathyathi Devatha is Kshetra Balagan; his shading is red and his vahana is the slam. The grain related with him is thuvarai; the blooms – shenbagam and red arali; texture – red material; pearl – coral; sustenance rice blended with toor dhal powder.

Vaitheswaran Koil, With the Vaitheswaran Koil, there is an uncommon hallowed place committed to Ankarakan or Sevvai or Mars. The conviction is that if petitions are offered to Ankarakan, he will give valor, triumph and solidarity to the individual. After entering the sanctuary, enthusiasts initially go the Siddamrita tank. The water is said to have corrective properties for different skin illnesses. There ia additionally a far reaching conviction that a visit here would expel snags that defer marriage. Mars is viewed as a God of military character, red in each viewpoint. Indeed, even the Romans held him as their Guru. He is the Son of Earth and is controlled by Lord Subramanya. This town is additionally called as Pull-irukku-Veloor. Jadayu – the hawk who made a chivalrous endeavor to stop. Ravana from continuing to Lanka with Sita, got eased of his wings by Ravana, tumbled down here and in the long run got Moksha. Indeed, even today we can see where Jadayu was incinerated – ‘Jadayu Kundam’.

Vaidheeswaran koil is a group puller for some reasons alongside the Angarakan. Vaidyanadha Swamy ( shiva ) is accepted to fix ailment of the vigorous aficionados. Parcel of individuals crowd here regular, offer their supplications for recovering their wellbeing with the finesse of the god. Ambal is called Valambika assumed name Thaiyal Nayaki.

Celebrations: Kiruthigai is a propitious day here with uncommon poojas performed for SelvaMuthuKumara Swamy ( Murugan ). Nayanmars, Arunagiri Nadar, kumaraguruparar, kalamega pulavar have visited this sanctuary and sung in applause for the god. Separate sanctorum for Angaraka is a claim to fame around here as you can’t discover it somewhere else.

Mantra for Mars – Aum namo hanumate hung Aum

Sanctuary Timings – 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. furthermore, 4P.M. to 9 P.M

Thiruvenkadu புதன் (MERCURY) Temple

About Temple: Thiruvenkadu, is a reference to the sanctuary in Valmiki’s Ramayana. Accordingly it is said that the most seasoned piece of the sanctuary is over 3000 years of age. Devoted to Budhan or Mercury this sanctuary in Thiruvenkadu makes up the remainder of the Navagraha Temples. Budhan is said to offer astuteness and judgment. Budha or Mercury is considered as the best among the insightful. This Devata gives knowledge and riches on his enthusiasts. He is administered by Lord Maha Vishnu. This sanctuary is alluded in ‘Saiva Thirumurais’ and Sastras. This spot is like Kasi with all the Snana Ghats.

One can do every one of the karmas here, that should be done in kasi. We can locate a different sanctum sanctorum for bhudan. Bhudan holds the arrangement of Education and Arts and it is the following prevalent spot understudies want to follow Tuition focuses.

This sanctuary is arranged at thiruvenkadu 59Kms far from kumbakonam and 23 Kms from mayiladuthurai.Bus root from sirkali – Bus No 5a, 5b to poombukar to sirkazhi and from Mayiladuthurai to perunthottam 34,Anantha Nangoor 28,Mangai Madam 12, Illaya Madhu Koodam 4. Rest rooms are likewise accessible in this sanctuary.

Otherwise called Aadi Chidambaram, Natarajar’s move here is known as Hasti Natanam. Tiruvenkadu is viewed as keeping pace with Benares and is situated out and about connecting Sirkazhi and Poompuhaar. Close-by Shivastalams incorporate KeezhtirukkattuppalliTiruvalampuram, TiruchaaikaaduPallavaneeswaram and Tirukkalikkaamur. Meikandar

Acchuthagapanar washed in the three tanks, venerated Thiruvengadar and he was honored with a kid. This youngster came to be known as Meikandar and turned into the head of Chandanakuravars. Pattinathuadigal Thiruvengadar, the child of Sivanesan and Gnanambigai, with the favors of a Siva Muni got Siva Ditchai and a Siva Linga and came to be called Pattinathu Adigal.

Indran to make solutions for his transgression of having slaughtered Virudhasuran, venerated Lord Thiruvengadar and was acquitted of his wrongdoings.

Iravadam Sage Durvasar skilled a mala to Indran. Indran, in his vanity tossed it on his trinket Iravadam which stepped the mala under its feet. Durvasar reviled Indran to transform into a wild elephant. Indran understanding his imprudence shaped a tank (Thadagam) in Thiruvengadu and revered a Siva Linga. He was honored by Lord Siva and vindicated of his transgressions and came to Indralogam once more.

Vedarasi, a brahmin had set his heap of sustenance in the empty of a tree. A snake living in the empty, regurgitated poison on the nourishment. Uninformed of this, Vedarasi gave this nourishment to a vedic minister, who passed on of the toxin. This brahmin was cleared of his Brahmahathi Dosham by loving Lord Siva of Thiruvengadu.

Suwedakedu on understanding that he was bound to kick the bucket in his eighth year, came to Thiruvengadu and performed Siva pooja. When he saw Yama, he clutched the Siva Linga firmly. Yama on observing Thiruvengadar, fled in dread and passed on. On the solicitation of the Devas, the Lord breathed life into Yama back.

The individuals who visit Thiruvengadu will discover alleviation from puthira dosham, poor investigations, mental insecurity, apprehensive disarranges. Information, music, crystal gazing, maths, chiseling, prescription, language aptitudes are the helpful parts of Budan. The sthalam of Budan is Thiruvengadu, which is found 15kms from Sirgazhi enroute to Poompuhar. Budan’s significant other is Ilai. The managing gods are Swedharanyeshwarar and his partner Ambal. Budan is the Lord of Mithunam and Kanni Rasi and he faces the North-East bearing. The Adi Devatha is Vishnu and the Prathyathi Devatha Narayanan; his shading is light green; his vahana – the steed; the grain related with him is full green moong dhal; the blossom – white kanthal bloom; texture green material; jewel – maragadam; sustenance – rice blended with moong dhal powder.

Mantra for Marcury Aum Mahalakshmaye vidmahe

Vishnu Priyaye dhi mahi

Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat

குரு (Jupiter)

About Temple: People’s whose Birth star sign is Punarvasu Nakshatra need to visit Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar sanctuary – Alangudi in Tamil Nadu twice in multi year or atleast once in multi year. Should remain in the sanctuary or premises for two and half hours. Visit the Temple in your Birth star or Nakshatra i.e visit the sanctuary on Punarvasu Nakshatra Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar Temple – Alangudi

Punarvasu Nakshatra : Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar sanctuary – Alangudi Lord Guru Bhagavan or Lord Dakshinamurthy is one of the “Navagrahas” and is alluded to the planet Jupiter, and Alangudi is the “Master Stalam” devoted to the planet Jupiter. Thursday is an auspisious day for Lord Guru Bhagavan. The sanctuary here is known as the “Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar sanctuary” where the principle god is Lord Shiva. The managing diety’s are, Lord Ganesha/Vinayagar referred to here as “Sri Kalangamar Katha Vinayagar”. Ruler (Shiva is as a lingam and known as “Sri Abathsagayeshwarar”). The lingam is the ‘Suyambu’ Lingam. Ruler DakshinaMurthy otherwise called “Sri Guru Bhagavan” or “Brahaspati”. Goddess “Sri Elavarkuzhali Ammai” (Umayammai). There are additionally diety’s of Lord Murugan (Subramanyam) with his consorts; and Goddess Lakshmi.

History of the Temple: Legend has it that Alangudi is where Lord Shiva expended the lethal toxic substance as radiated amid the agitating of the ‘paarkadal’ (Sea of milk). Thus the spot is known as Alangudi, which actually signify ‘where Lord Shiva devoured the savage toxic substance’. The Devas, while stirring the paarkadal for nectar, were prevented by the noxious vapor from the snake Vasuki and appealed to Lord Siva for liberation. Ruler Siva expended the dangerous toxic substance (Ala Visham) , along these lines offering ascend to the name Alangudi to this sthalam and the Lord was known as “Aabathsagayeshwarar” (One who safeguards from the threat). Devas likewise had a shocking time by Gajamuha suran and Lord Ganesha repressed Gajamuhasuran, and thus Lord Ganesha is venerated in this sthalam as ‘Kalangaamal kaatha Vinayagar’. Goddess Parvati attempted extreme repentance to wed Lord Siva and after that wedded Lord Siva and subsequently this spot is additionally hailed as Thirumana Mangalam. Master Siva as a ferryman (boatman) encouraged Sundaramurthy Swamigal to cross the waterway Vettaru, a part of stream cauvery, 3 km far from Alangudi, which was in spate, to achieve this spot. The vessel inverted hitting a stone, in transit. Master Siva situated on his Rishaba Vahana helped him come to the sthala securely. Sundarar got his Gnana upadesam after his darshanam of Dakshinamurthy at this sthalam. This sthalam is the Parivara sthalam for Madhyarjuna Mahalinga Peruman. This is the fourth among the Panchavarunya Sthalas. Vishwamithrar, Thirumal, Brahma, Lakshmi, Garuda, Ashta Thikku Balagas, Ayyanar, Veera Badrar, Mukunda Chakravarthy, Suvasanan, Sundarar have adored at this sthala. Thiru Gnanasambandar has sung in commendation of the Lord here and is the 98th sanctuary among the 127 sanctuaries situated on the southern bank of Cauvery. It is one among the 274 “Padal Petra Sthalams” in Chola Dynasty.

Poojas and Worship for Lord Guru Legend has it that Lord Dakshinamurthy is said to have lectured the Devas who were swooned under the effect of the toxin that left the agitating of the smooth sea. He is called as Brahaspathi or Brihaspati for his brilliance in instruction and expressive arts. Thursday is promising to him. Yellow shading article of clothing and chick pea (konda kadalai) are offered to convey bliss to a Guru lover. It is trusted that understudies, so as to exceed expectations in instruction, can offer kondakadalai laurel (chick pea is absorbed water and made as a festoon) to Lord Guru. Huge quantities of aficionados crowd here amid Guru Peyarchi, that is when Jupiter travels between zodiac signs.

New Moon Day (Ammavasai), Full Moon Day (pournami), Guruhorai, Days falling on stars like punarpoosam, Visagam and Pooratathi are exceptionally favorable for Sri Guru Bhagavan. Offering supplications on nowadays are progressively exceptional. Four love administrations are offered day by day. The sanctuary opens day by day from 5:30 am to 12 early afternoon and 4 pm to 8 pm.

Sanctuary Festivals Annual Bhrammotsavam is praised in the Tamil month of Chittirai. Likewise Hindu celebration including Navaratri, Skanda Sashti, Aadi Puram, Arudra Darisanam, Kartikai Deepam, Thai Poosam and Pankuni Uththiram are commended here with much religious enthusiasm. Master Peyarchi, the travel of Guru (Planet Jupiter) starting with one zodiac sign then onto the next, is another real celebration celebrated in the sanctuary.

Step by step instructions to reach there: Alangudi is a community in the Cauvery delta locale, arranged in the Tiruvarur area of TN, around 17 km south of Kumbakonam, enroute to Mannargudi, and 7 km north of Needamangalam. Kumbakonam is closest real town to reach Alangudi.

By Road There are numerous transports utilizing from Kumbakonam to Mannargudi which stops at Alangudi. There are additionally a lot of taxi’s accessible from Kumbakonam which can be procured for a large portion of multi day.

By Train Needamangalam Railway Station, on the Thanjavur – Thiruvarur rail course, is the closest railhead, which is 7 km from Alangudi. Other than that Kumbakonam is another real railroad station. One needs to anyway reach Alangudi by street from either Needamangalam or Kumbakonam.

Coming to Kumbakonam is very much associated by rail and street from Chennai and Bangalore, and all the significant urban communities in TN.

Sukaran Temple சுக்கிரன் (Venus)

About Temple: This sanctuary is arranged 16KM far from kumbakonam and this sanctuary has a place with madurai Sri Thirugnanasambantha Swamigal Aatheenam.

This sanctuary will stay opened from 6.30AM to 12.30PM and 4.00PM to 8.30PM.

Kanchanur,the Shiva Sthalam is related with Sukran or Venus and is kept up by the Madurai Adinam. It is Located in a very villa of Thiruvaaduturai.This Shrine is additionally alluded to as Palaasavanam, Brahmapurai and Agnisthalam. Brahma is said to have had a dream here of Shiva’s wedding with Parvati.Men visit to appeal to God for the prosperity of their spouses. Sukra or Venus is the bestower of long life, riches, joy, kids, property and great instruction. He is governed by Goddess Mahalakshmi.

The directing divinity Agneeswarar is the exemplification of Sukran. Sukrachariar was the Guru of asuras. He had got the gifts from Lord Siva after serious repentances. In the Vamana Avataram of Lord Vishnu, Vamana looked for three strides of land from Mahabali, an asura ruler. Acknowledging Vamana to be no unimportant human, Sukrachariyar accepted the type of a honey bee and attempted to hinder the progression of water from the kamandalam. Vamana getting a pavithram blinds Sukracharya in one eye while attempting to unclog the gap in the kamandalam.

Sukracharyar has the ability to convey the dead to living by temperance of his insight into Amirtha Sanjeevini Mantra. Utilizing this mantra, in the asura war against the devas, he resuscitated the killed asuras. This helped the asura armed force swell. The devas appealed to Lord Siva for help, who gobbled up Sukracharya in an attack of anger. In the wake of dwelling in Lord SIva’s stomach in a siddha state, he rose up out of Lord Siva’s stomach.

Sukra supplies the individuals who petition him with riches, delight, spouse, success, vehicles. He is the following most advantageous planet after Guru. On the off chance that in an individual’s horoscope, Sukra is very much set, at that point the individual will appreciate delight, wonderful spouse, riches, house, vehicle, great nourishment, notoriety, love, fondness, marraige, kin, administrative help, opportunity to administer the nation/state and hold persuasive status.

In the event that in a terrible position, the ward will encounter a family without adoration and ties, awful life, enimity among family and companions, Kalathira dosham. By appealing to Sukra these issues could be alleviated. Spouse, expressions, mold, love, vehicles are the gainful parts of Sukra. The sthalam of Sukra Bhagavan is Kanjanur, which is found Agneeswarar, enroute to Mayavaram. His spouses are Subakirthi, Sundari and Sringini. The directing divinity are Agneeswarar and his associate Iswari. He is the Lord of Rishaba and Thula Rasi and faces East course. The Adi Devatha is Indra’s doctor. His shading is white; his vahana is the crocodile; the grain related with him is mochai; the bloom – white lotus; texture – white fabric; pearl – precious stone; nourishment – rice blended with mochai powder.

Celebrations: Six love administrations are offered every day here. A celebration remembering Haradatta Sivacharyar is praised in the Tamil month of Thai every year. Mahasivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Navaratri and Aadi Pooram are praised here.

Mantra for Venus – Aum jung, hang sa bhur bhuvan swa kartike namah swa bhuvan bhur sa hang jung aum Temple Timings – 7 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. what’s more, 4P.M. to 8 P.M.

The name “TIRUNALLARU” is said to speak to the relationship of Nala of the Nishadha nation who got his liberation from the shrewd impacts of Shani (Saturn) by summoning the Lord’s benevolence here. (Nala+Aru-Nallaru). “Aru” additionally passes on the signifying “to heel” and the two words taken together will mean Nala’s place of recovery or the pace where Nala verified his reclamation from the hold of Saturn through the Lord’s Grace. Others are slanted to peruse the signifying ‘between streams’ in the name Nal-Aru, as this spot is arranged amidst two waterways in the north for example Noolaru and Vanchiaru, and one in the south, Arasalaru. What’s more, this name in that capacity happens in the prior padikam as wel as in the Inscriptions. In addition, the name of Nallaru this hallowed plaee has additionally other name, for example, Adipuri, Darbharanyam, Nagavidangapuram, Naleswaram and so forth

History: according to the historical backdrop of the sanctuary, the incomparable King Nala of Puranic notoriety was diminished of the torment of Lord Saturn or Lord Saneeswaran in the wake of loving the Lord consecreted in this temple.Whoever visits this sanctuary and supplicates before Lord Saneeswaran is accepted to have been mitigated of the considerable number of condemnations and sufferings and get the gifts of Lord for an upbeat and prosperous life.

At the point when the Planet Saturn travels between zodiac signs, actually millions crowd this altar. The Legendary King Nala is said to have been assuaged of his affictions, which were because of the malefic impact of Saturn, after loves in this sanctuary.

The moolavar of Dharbarenyeswarar is Swayambu Lingam.Poojas are performed 6 times(6 kalams) by the Brahmin priests.Poojas like Ashtothra Archana, Abhishegam, Sahasranama Archana and Navagraha Shanthi Homam are performed every day except Homams are not acknowledged on Saturdays.Facilities are likewise accessible to play out the accompanying poojas in the interest of aficionados and to send the prasadam (viboothy and kumkum) by post who wish to pay the endorsed amount.The Important celebrations celebrated in the sanctuary are the accompanying :- Adi Pooram celebration for one day for Ambal in July-August. Vinayaga Chathurthi celebration for Vinayagar for one day in August-September. Navarathri Kolu, Ambu celebration in September-October. Soorasamharam celebration for seven days for Subramanyar in October-November. Thiruvathirai celebration for ten days in December-January.

Celebrations: Sivarathri celebration for Chandrasekarar and Ambal in February March. The Brahmortsavam celebration in Vaikasi. Sanipeyarchi celebration for two days once in two and half years when “Sani” changes his gruha or spot. Aside from these celebrations, Special Abhishegam are likewise held in the Temple during the time on significant occassions. Among the Navagrahas, Lord Saturn (Saneeswarar) possesses a significant spot. A malefic Saturn in one’s horoscope is accepted to cause torments and hardships which can be relieved by venerating him.According to crystal gazing, Saneeswaran moves from one sign (house) to the following in the Zodiac once in 2-1/2 years and the day of his travel is seen as a celebration in Thirunallar.

On the day past to the day of travel, religious talks and amusements are arranged.On the celebration day, Thiruppavai and Thiruvembavai are recited at 5.00 a.m. An Abhishegam on a concede scale is performed for the Lord Saneeswara Baghavan.Oil, Milk, Curd, Rose-Water, Tender Coconut water, Fruit juice and so on., are utilized for the Abhishegam. The spot was initially a timberland of Dharba grass and it is expressed that the Lingam even now has impressions left by the Dharba weeds inside which it was situated.The Lord here is otherwise called “ADHIMOORTHY or NALLARAR”.The incredible Saivite holy people Thirugnanasambhandar, Sundaramurthy Swamigal, Thirunavukkarasar and Arunagirinadhar have adored at this place of worship and sung about the wonder of the Lord.

s “PACHAI PADHIGAM” sung by the extraordinary holy person Thirugnanasambhandar is celebrated one. Of the various tanks theertams, the Nala theertam is the significant one. By washing here, it is belived that one washes off a wide range of incident , pains and to escape from the hardships of sani. Saniswara or Saturn, is commonly known to influence one unfavorably on events when he involves certain situations in ones horoscope.A petition to him, particularly on Saturdays, is said to alleviate

the hardships one should look amid these periods. Saniswara is considered similarly a bestower of all advantages to the fans who implore earnestly to him. He is governed by Lord Yama. Mantra for Saturn – Aum aing hring shring shung shanaishcharaye namah aum

The most effective method to Reach Thirunallar Temple:

Air : The closest air terminal is Tiruchirapalli, 168 Kms. away Rail : The closest Railway Station is Nagore, 10 Kms. far from here. Street: Karaikal is associated straightforwardly from Chidambaram, Mayiladurai, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Thiruchirappalli, Thiruvarur, Velankanni, Nagappattinam. Kumbakonam – 64 Kms.(Towards West) Thanjavur – 103 Kms.(Towards West) Tiruchirapalli – 168 Kms.( Towards West) Nagore – 10 Kms. (Towards South) Nagappattinam – 19 Kms. (Towards South) Velankanni – 26 Kms. (Towards South : by means of – Nagore, Nagappattinam) Chidambaram – 57 Kms. (Towards North on East Coast) Pondicherry – 135 Kms. (Towards North on East Coast) Chennai – 294 Kms. (Towards North on East Coast) Bus Service : Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Pondicherry Tourism and Transport Development Corporation and other private transports are accessible.


About Temple: Thirunageshwaram is one of the 127 sanctuaries on the southern banks of waterway Cauvery. It is one of the Panchakrosa Sthalas. The managing Deity is Arulmigu Giri Gujambika Sametha Naganathaswamy. The Raaghu Sannathi (Nagaraja Shrine) is on the South-West heading of the second prakara. ThiruJnana Sambandar, Thiru navukarasu Nayanar, ThiruSundramoorthi Nayanar, and Arunagiri Swamigal have applauded the magnificence of the Lord. The Thirunagechurappuranam which was composed by Singaravelu pillai contains adequate data about the sanctuary. The Chola KingKandaraathithya (950AD-957AD) transformed it into a rock structure. The internal Mantapa was worked by Seikkizhar, as it was a most loved spot to him. Govinda Dikshitar (seventeenth century A.D.) a pastor to Acchuthappa nayak, built the external mantapa. Sambumali, a King fabricated the beautifulSurya Puskarani perfectly. The rooftop and other redesign work were finished by Arimalazham Annamalai Chettiar. Gnaniyar Swamigal, the incredible saiva researcher, who was the pontiff at the Mutt at Thiruppapuliyur, was brought into the world here Siva , subsequently this spot is named ‘Thirunageshwaram’. Further Raaghu had gotten an aid from Siva for giving elegance and thriving to the individuals who love Him with dedication. He accepting His homestead God with His two consorts. According to the Sthalapuranam, there are two Shrines (Sannidhis) for the Presiding Deity (Moorthi)

  1. Naganatha Shrine
  2. Arthanareeswara Shrine

There are two Shrines for the Goddess too.

  1. Piraiyanivanudalumai Shrine
  2. GiriGujambika Shrine

The Jothisha Sastra (Astrololgy) states that if Raaghu is in great position in one’s horoscope He will present all success (counting Raja Yoga) to him and that individual turns into a Kubera . On the off chance that he isn’t in a decent position and blameworthy (Dhosha) an individual gets most exceedingly awful outcomes and his life will be hopeless. In this manner one ought to fulfill Raaghu (one of the 9 planets) by loving Him. One’s marriage will be postponed if Raaghu is in the seventh spot in a horoscope. On the off chance that he is in the fifth spot, the Jaathaka (individual) won’t sire a youngster. So as to invalidate Kalasthra dhosha, Naga dhosa and Putra dhosha one should revere Raaghu. Individuals harrowed with Nagadhosa ought to perform oblations.

There are some antiquated figures in the Mantapas. The pony and lion figures on the columns, Adhikaranandi, Seikkilar,Balaravoyar,his sibling and their mom, Sambandar, Appar, Sundarar, Manikkavasagar, Bairava, Nataraja, and others are extremely wonderful. The thousand pillared mantapa is structured like a chariot having masterful stone wheels.

Some uncommon highlights: Thirumal, Brahma, Indra, Surya, Chandra, (Devas), Gautama, Markanteya, Parasara, (holy people), Nala, Bageeratha, Chandravarma, andSambumali (Kings) loved and disposed of their burdens. There is a different hallowed place to Goddess Girigujambika. Lakshimi and Saraswathi are remaining on either side of Her. There is no day by day Abhiseka(oblation) to the Goddess, as it is a stucco Indra was reviled by Gautama Rishi. He got redemption by revering the Goddess by enhancing Her with civet. From that day onwards the Goddess has been festooned with unguent, particularly civet (punugu) in a specific day once in a year. The milk poured (Abhiseka) to Raaghu changes into light blue shading.

Pathirruppatthandathi composed by Swaminatha Mudaliar, Piraiyani Vanuthalumaiyaval Maalai composed by Sonachala Mudaliar,Kundrumamulaiammai Thotthiram composed by Vetta Veli Swamigal are the significant books about the sanctuary. The accompanying books are not accessible at present for republish. They are Naganatha Venba, Kundrumulaianthathi, Kompanai Maalai .

Sanctuary (Holy) Tree (Sthalavirutsha):- Sambaka tree (Champak), Sacred Tank (Theertham):- There are 12 Theerthams

  1. Surya 2. Yama 3. Brahma 4.Chandra 5. Agni 6. Durga
  2. Gowthama 8. Paraasara 9. Indra
  3. Bruhu 11. Kanva 12.Vashista

Poojas and Festivals: Five kala poojas (5times love) are being done regular. Extraordinary Abhisekas are performed between 4.30 to 6 p.m. (Raaghu Kala) in all Sundays. Tirunageswaram,Raaghu is the ruler of snakes and since he adored master shiva the spot was named as Thirunageshwaram. This sanctuary is arranged 6kms far from kumbakonam Offering adore at (Nageswarar sanctuary) toward the beginning of the day, around early afternoon and at night on a given day is viewed as of extraordinary hugeness.

Legend has it that the fanciful snakes Aadi Seshan, Dakshan and Kaarkotakan adored Shiva here. Legend likewise has it that Nala venerated Shiva here as in Gowtama muni, Paraasarar and Bhageerata are additionally connected with legends identified with this temple.The ruler of the nagas, Rahu appealed to Lord Siva and consequently this spot got the name Thirunageswaram. Here Rahu Bhagavan has showed with the two his consorts. At this sthala, the shade of milk changes from white to blue amid Abhishekam. On 16.2.86, a snake had shed off its external skin on Rahu Bhagavan, which is protected and adored to date.

The dwelling place Uppiliappan, which is additionally hailed as ‘South Tirupathi’, is arranged exceptionally near this sanctuary. Of the 127 sanctuaries situated toward the South of stream Cauvery, this sanctuary is among the most conspicuous. Suryan, Vinayagar, Gautamar, Nalan, Parasarar, Pandavas, Vasishtar, Indran, Brahma, Bageerathan, Chandrasenan, Adiseshan, Kakkan Karkodagan, Sounagar, Nargunan have asked and profited at this sthala. Ruler Sambumali who had brought about the fierceness of sage Kaalangiri, accomplished moksha in the wake of washing in the sanctuary tank and appealing to the Lord and Ambal of this sanctuary. The devas and asuras stirred the Paarkadal to get amirtham that would free them from death, keeping them alive for ever. At the point when the amirtham rose, Lord Vishnu in the pretense of Mohini was appropriating the amirtham just to the devas. He was concerned that the malicious deeds of the asuras will increment multifold on the off chance that they expended amirtham. Understanding this, one of the asuras with the assistance of the asura master Sukrachariyar, appeared as a deva and devoured the nectar. Suryan and Chandran who saw this, griped to Lord Narayana. In annoyance, Lord Narayana hit the asura on the head with the spoon in his grasp. The head was cut off and fell on the ground. But since the asura had expended amirtham, his head and body kept on living. The body of a snake got appended to the head to progress toward becoming Rahu Bhagavan. Rahu petitioned Lord Vishnu (Narayana) and got the situation of a Sayagraham. Rahu renders his retribution on Suryan and Chandran, at whatever point he gets an opportunity by eating up them. This is usually called as shroud.

Alleviation From Doshams: Rahu is the wellspring of bounty. Kalathra dosham, puthira dosham, transferable infections, mental disarranges, uncleanliness, fall in elegance are brought about by Rahu dosham. Appealing to Rahu at this sthala helps frees an individual from these variables and furthermore spares the individual from all noxious living things. Treks to blessed spots, Gnanamarkam are his useful angles.

Celebrations: The yearly Bhramotsavam is seen in the long stretch of Kartikai while the Sekkizhaar celebration is praised in the period of Vaikasi.

Mantra for Rahu Aum rang rahuve namah aum

The sanctuary conducts six pujas day by day Ushakkala Pooja (6 am),

Kalasandhi Pooja (9 am),

Uchikkala Pooja (1 pm),

Sayaratchai Pooja (5 pm),

Irandam Kala Pooja (7 pm) and

Arthajama Pooja (9 pm).

(கேது )Ketu Temple

There are six heavenly places equivalent to Kashi. Thiruvengadu is one among them. Here everything is three – the directing divinity, heavenly water and the blessed tree. Of the nine planets, Thiruvengadu has a place with Mercury. This is one among the 51 Sakthi Peethas. Thiruvengadu has the pride of being sung by the Great Four, Thirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukkarasar (Appar), Sundarar and Manickavasagar. Of the 64 Murthas of Lord Shiva, the Agoramurthy structure is here. Here the Lord performed Six moves. This is additionally called Adhi Chidambaram. The Chidambara Rahasya is likewise here. Vishnu has a spot close to the Nataraja here as in Chidambaram. Indira, Iravadha (the trinket) Vishnu, Sun, Moon, Agni (fire) loved the Lord. It is in Thiruvengadu Pattinathar had Sivadiksha, ascesticism.

This sanctuary is arranged 57Kms far from kumbakonam and 3kms from poombukar. This sanctuary will stay open from 6.00AM to 12.00PM and 3.30PM to 8.30PM and furthermore be kept opened amid Raaghu kalam and Emakandam.

Separate Sannidhi for Mercury: Of the nine planets, Mercury is the ruler to favor with great instruction, information, expressiveness, music, crystal gazing, arithmetic, design, prescription, grant in dialects. A sanctuary for Chandra (moon) the dad of Mercury is only inverse to the Mercury with Chandra Pushkarani theertha. In the event that mercury isn’t positively put in a horoscope, the local might not have kids. Additionally he/she will have apprehensive debility and absence of information. They need to satisfy Lord Mercury. Musicologists and movie producers revere Mercury.

This is an antiquated Saivite sanctum where legend has it that Kethu, one of the 9 heavenly bodies vital to mysterious convictions adored Shiva. Keezhperumpallam, is an antiquated Shaivite sanctuary and legend has it that Kethu, the other planetary hub of the nine divine bodies adored Shiva here. Rahu and Kethu are related with legend of the snake that helped Lord Shiva beat the smooth sea. There is a Shrine devoted to Kethu in this sanctuary. Ketu conveys flourishing to the enthusiast’s family. He allows great wellbeing, riches, steers and all round thriving. He is led by Lord Ganesha and Indra. . The individuals who are influenced by Kethu dosha come here for correction.

This spot is additionally called Vanagiri. Kethu appealed to Naaganaadhaswami and was honored and free of his transgressions by Lord Siva. It is uncommon to discover Kethu with his head. At this sthala, he can be seen adoring Naaganaadhaswami with his collapsed hands held high. The devas and asuras beat the Paarkadal to acquire amirtham that would free them from death, keeping them alive for ever. At the point when the amirtham developed, Lord Vishnu in the appearance of Mohini was conveying the amirtham just to the devas. He was stressed that the underhanded deeds of the asuras will increment multifold on the off chance that they devoured amirtham. Understanding this, one of the asuras with the assistance of the asura master Sukrachariyar, appeared as a deva and devoured the nectar. Suryan and Chandran who saw this, grumbled to Lord Narayana. In displeasure, Lord Narayana hit the asura on the head with the spoon in his grasp. The head was cut off and fell on the ground. But since the asura had devoured amirtham, his head and body kept on living.

The head part of the asura appended itself to a snake body to progress toward becoming Rahu Bhagavan. The body partition that was discarded fell in Pothigai mountain area. This was found and saved by a Brahmin. The leader of a snake got appended to the asura body to move toward becoming Kethu. People distressed by Kethu dosham are hit with fears of dacoity, negative behavior patterns, loss of property, loss of face, putra dosham. By going to Kethu Bhagavan, one can be freed of the doshams. Motcham, locate, property, land, gold, vehicle, popularity, spouse, kids, bliss, sudden property gains are the advantageous parts of Kethu Bhagavan.

Iravadam Sage Durvasar talented a mala to Indran. Indran, in his vanity tossed it on his trinket Iravadam which stepped the mala under its feet. Durvasar reviled Indran to transform into a wild elephant. Indran understanding his imprudence framed a tank (Thadagam) in Thiruvengadu and revered a Siva Linga. He was honored by Lord Siva and exculpated of his transgressions and came to Indralogam once more.

Learning, business, disease, harmful nibbles are the parts of this planet.

Suwedakedu on understanding that he was bound to kick the bucket in his eighth year, came to Thiruvengadu and performed Siva pooja. When he saw Yama, he clutched the Siva Linga firmly. Yama on observing Thiruvengadar, fled in dread and kicked the bucket. On the solicitation of the Devas, the Lord breathed life into Yama back.

The sthalam of Kethu is Keezhperumpallam, which is found 6 kms from Thiruvengaadu, enroute to Poompuhar. His significant other is Chitralekha. The directing divinities are Naaganaadaswamy and his associate Ambal. He faces the North-West bearing. The Adi Devatha is Chitraguptan and the Prathyathi Devatha is Brahma; his shading is red and his vahana is the bird; the grain related with him is khollu; the bloom – red alli (lily); texture – multi hued fabric; diamond – Vaidooriyam (feline’s eye); nourishment – rice blended with khollu powder

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