Sunday, February 21, 2016

Karukudi Sargunalingeswarar Temple, Thanjavur

Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple, Marudhanallur, Thanjavur

Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Marudhanallur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Sarguna Lingeswarar / Karukudi Nathar / Brahmapureeswarar and Mother is called as Advaita Nayaki / Kalyani Nayagi / Sarvalankara Nayaki. The Temple is also considered as Parihara sthalam for Vasthu related issues.

This Temple is considered as one of 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Thirugnana Sambandar. This temple is considered as the 186th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 69th sthalam on the southern side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu


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Marudhanallur was called as Karukkudi and Marudhanthanallur in ancient times. There are few illegible inscriptions found in the temple premises. The inscription slabs had been misplaced in renovation and renders no proper information. Chola King Kulothunga Chola III had been mentioned in one of the inscriptions. The neighboring village of Enanallur is the birthplace of Enadi Nayanar, one of the 63 Nayanmars. This temple is under the control of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of Government of Tamil Nadu (HR&CE). The last consecration ceremony took place on 11.06.2011.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 07.30 AM to 09.00 AM and from 05.30 PM to 07.00 PM.


Vaikasi Visakam (May-Jun), Vinayakar Chaturthi (Aug-Sep), Navaratri (Sep-Oct), Skanda Shashti & Aippasi Annabishekam (Oct–Nov), Thiru Karthikai (Nov-Dec), Markazhi Thiruvadhirai (Dec-Jan) and Masi Shivrathri (Feb-Mar) are the festivals celebrated in this Temple with much fanfare. Sankabishegam is celebrated on all Mondays (Somavaram) in the Tamil month of Karthikai (Nov-Dec). Pradosham is also observed regularly. 

Literary Mention

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Those suffering from leprosy pray to Lord Shiva here. It is the staunch faith of the patients that their prayer will certainly be responded by the Lord. Devotees also prayer here for absolving their sins and to get rid of marriage obstacles. The Temple is also considered as Parihara sthalam for Vasthu related issues. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother, offer vastras and feed the poor.


Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple,

Marudhanallur – 612 402

Kumbakonam Taluk, Thanjavur District

Mobile: +91 99435 23852


The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Enanallur, 4.5 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 5 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Nachiyar Kovil, 6 Kms from Kumbakonam, 42 Kms from Thanjavur and 100 Kms from Trichy Airport. Marudhanallur is situated on Kumbakonam to Needamangalam Route. Town Bus facilities are available from Kumbakonam.