Thursday, February 25, 2016

Agniswarar Temple, Kanjanur, Thanjavur

Agniswarar Temple, Kanjanur, Thanjavur
Agniswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanjanur near Aduthurai Town in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Agneeswarar and Mother is called as Karpagambikai. The Temple is considered as one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples of Tamil Nadu associated with the planet Venus (Shukra). The Temple is considered as part of Saptha Sthana Temples of Kanjanur.

This Temple is considered as one of the shrines of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Shiva Sthalams) glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Appar. This Temple is considered as the 90th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 36th Sthalam on the north side of river Kaveri in Chozha Nadu. Saint Arunagirinathar has sang songs in praise of Lord Murugan of this temple in his revered Thirupugazh.

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This Temple had been mentioned in Pavishyothra Purana and Shiva Rahasyam. It is said that Appar visited Kanjanur on his way to Thirukkodikka from Edirkolpaadi. Kanjanur was called as Palasaavanam, Parasarapuram, Brahmapuri, Agnipuram, Kamsapuram and Mukthi Kshetram. The temple was built in granite by the medieval Cholas and extensively renovated by the Vijayanagara Kings, Thuraiyur Veera Marthanda Kings and Nayaka Kings.  

There are inscriptions available in this temple which relate to the period of dating to Vikrama Chola, Kulothunga Chola, Veera Rajendra Chola and the Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara Empire. The last consecration ceremony was held in 31.08.2006. This temple is under the administrative control of Madurai Thirugnana Sambanthar Swamigal Aadheenam.

The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.30 PM to 08.30 PM.
Pooja Timings
·        Kalasanthi (08.00 am)
·        Uchikalam (12.30 pm)
·        Sayarakshai (05.30 pm)
·        Irandamkalam (07.30 pm)
·        Arthajamam (09.00 pm)
Aadi Pooram (Jul-Aug), Masi Magam (Feb-Mar), Masi Maha Shivrathri (Feb-Mar), Haradatta festival (Jan-Feb), Navaratri (Sept-Oct) and Thiruvadhirai (Dec-Jan) are the festivals celebrated here. Monthly pradoshams is observed regularly.
Religious Significance
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Literary Mention
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Devotees worship Lord Shiva here to get relief from mental disorder, anemia and to become rich. This is a famous Parihara Sthalam for those suffering from the adverse effects of planet Sukran.
Agneeswarar Temple,
Kanjanur Post, Thukili Via,
Thiruvidaimaruthur Taluk,
Thanjavur District – 609 804
Phone: +91 435 247 3737 / 247 0155
Mobile: +91 98432 85689 / 97873 29460.
The Temple is located at about 750 meters from Kanjanur Bus Stop, 5 Kms from Aduthurai Bus Stand, 6 Kms from Aduthurai Railway Station, 6 Kms from Aduthurai, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam, 18 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 22 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 56 Kms from Thanjavur and 110 Kms from Trichy Airport. Kanjanur is situated on Mayiladuthurai to Kallanai Route. Mini buses ply every 15 minutes from Aduthurai. There are also buses from Mayiladuthurai via Thiru Kodikkaval.
Government Buses 2 A & 54 and private buses Green Bus & Ramalingam Bus ply from Kumbakonam Bus Stand to Kanjanur. Aduthurai Town is situated on the Mayiladuthurai – Kumbakonam highway, and buses are available from Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam. Various private and government long haul buses stop here connecting this town with major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai. The Temple is situated at about 6 Kms from Aduthurai.