Popular Pages


India | Tamil Nadu | Kumbakonam

Agneeswarar Temple

]Agneeswarar Temple is an ancient shrine located at Kanjanur, about 15 km north-east of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu. Situated on the northern bank of Cauvery River, this Shivasthalam is associated with Sukran and is regarded one of the nine Navagraha temples in the Thanjavur area.

Agneeswarar Temple is one of the Navagraha Stalams and a Paadal Petra Stalam, sung by the Nayanmars, and is often referred as Sukrastalam. The temple enshrines Agneeswarar, an embodiment of Sukran, as the presiding deity.

Legend has it that Agni has worshipped Lord Shiva here and thus the name Agneeswarar. It is also said that Lord Brahma is blessed wish a vision of Shiva’s marriage with Goddess Parvati here.

The main festival is the Haradatta Sivacharyar celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai. Mahashivaratri , Arudra Darisanam, Navratri and Aadi Pooram are the major festivals celebrated amid much pomp and splendor.

Updated on 25th July, 2005
District: Thanjavur
Location: Kumbakonam

Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments