Manikarnikeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
Manikarnikeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Thanjavur, India. It is located at East Main Street of Thanjavur Town. The temple was constructed by Serfoji II in 1827. The principal deity is Manikarnikeswarar and the goddess, Mangala Nayaki Amman. Two Kaalam Poojas are conducted in this Temple.
Sivarathri, Anna Abishegam, Pradosham and Aadi Friday are the festivals celebrated with much fanfare. During this festival poojas will be scheduled in 4 terms from evening 4:00 pm to early morning 4:00 am. Lord Shiva and Nandi will be specially decorated and anointed with 16 fragrances. Finally Deepaaradhanai (torch) is shown.
Religious discourse, offering Prasadam and a wide variety of events will take place at night. It is believed that if we worship Shiva on Mahasivarathri, we will be rewarded of worshipping Shiva for the whole year. Devotees believe that if we involve in 4 term pooja done during this festival, we will be blessed with peace and good health. Temple will be open from Morning 6:00 am to noon 12:00 pm & Evening 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.