Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sakthivanesvara Temple, Thirusakthimutram, Thanjavur

Sakthivanesvara Temple, Thirusakthimutram, Thanjavur

Sakthivanesvara Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thirusakthimutram Village near Patteeswaram in Kumbakonam Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Sakthivanesvarar / Thazhuva Kuzhaintha Nathar / Sivakkozhuntheswarar / Sakthi Thazhuviya Udayar and Mother is called as Periyanayaki / Brihannayaki. This Temple is situated close to Patteeswaram Temple. This Temple is famously called as Chinna Kovil by locals.

The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Devaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. This Temple is the 139th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 22nd Sthalam on south side of Cauvery River in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Saint Arunagirinathar has sang songs in praise of Lord Murugan of this temple in his revered Thirupugazh. Hence, the temple is considered as Thirupugazh Sthalam.


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The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 06.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 PM to 08.30 PM.

Pooja Timings

·        Kalai Sandhi - 09.00 to 09.30 am

·        Ucchi Kaalam - 11.30 to 12.00 noon

·        Sayaratchai - 05.30 to 06.00 pm

·        Artha Jamam - 08.00 to 08.30 pm


Thirugnana Sambandar Muthu Pandhal on the first day of Aani in June-July, Thai month Ratha Saptami in January-February, Aani Thirumanjanam in June-July, Aadi Pooram in July-August, Avani Vinayakar Chaturthi in August-September, Purattasi Navaratri in September-October, Aippasi Skanda Shashti & Aippasi Annabishekam in October-November, Thiru Karthikai & Karthigai Somavaram (Mondays) in the November-December, Margazhi Thiruvadhirai in December-January and Masi Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Pradosham and Sankatahara Chaturthi are also observed regularly. Special pujas are performed in the temple on full moon and new moon days.

Religious Significance

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Literary Mention

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It is believed that when one prays to Sakthivanesvara with faith, one is blessed with the life partner of one's choice. Pujas on Monday by married couple will bring joy in their life and the separated husband and wife will rejoin in their family life. Devotees also pray here for child boon and relief from previous birth sins. Devotees perform abishek, offer vastras and contribute for the renovation of the temple.


Sakthivanesvara Temple,

Thirusakthimutram, Patteeswaram Post,

Kumbakonam Taluk,

Thanjavur District – 612 703

Phone: +91 435 244 5237

Mobile: +91 94436 78575 / 94435 64221


The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Patteeswaram Dhenupureeswarar Temple, 3 Kms from Darasuram Railway Station, 5 Kms from Aavoor, 6 Kms from Swamimalai, 7 Kms from Kumbakonam, 8 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 8 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 34 Kms from Thanjavur and 92 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on the Kumbakonam to Aavoor route. Town buses 8, 11, 25, 35, 61, 62 & 67 are available from Kumbakonam to reach this temple. Also, mini buses are available from Kumbakonam and Darasuram.

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