Thenkudithittai, Tanjore, Kottiyoore, Innamboore, Thirupurambayam and Adhanoore Temple  

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  1. Thenkudithitai:

    one of 275 important Siva Devara Sthalam.

    The temple is constructed with stones including Dwajasthambam. Its located 10kms from Tanjore.

    Main Deity: Swayumbu linga Vasisteswarar and his consotr Ulaganayaki.
    Name: The place is between Vennaru and Vettaru so it is known as Thittai. Teertham is known as chakra teertham.

    Importance: Guru here is gyana guru. Lord Sani is also important here. When Sani was born his vision was so powerful, that whoever was seen by him underwent lot of troubles, so Sani worshipped Siva of this place for 1000 years and was blessed by Lord Siva.

    Persons who have sani dosha, and sani periods worship lordsiva and sani of the place to be blessed. Sani attined his graha post in this place.

    Another important fact is Lord Surya had fight with Sumali a great Siva baktha and killed him, so he got brahamahathi dosha. Sun was not able to move his rath {kala chakra} due to the dosha, so to get rid of dosha he penenced here on Siva who blessed him and Surya was able to do his daily routine and got the graha status.

    persons who have soorya dosha in their jathakam and Shima rasi can worship and get the blessings.

    Sambanthar has sung hymns about the lord.

    Another unique thing about the temple is when it was constructed on top of the roof of main sanctum they have fixed Surya kantha stone and chandra kantha stone in such an angle that every 24 minite (nazigai) adrop of water falls on Siva linga. The stones take the rays of sun and moon respectively and converts into water.

  2. Tanjore: Siva temple.

    Main deity: lord Bragadeeswara in linga form and Amman Periya Nayaki.

    Importance: Main deity is huge one. Hieght of 23’ and diagonally 54’. Made of one single stone. In front of the main diety there is a huge nandi (bull) made of single stone. Height of the bull is 12’ and length is of 16’.

    Another noticable thing in this temple is that the shade of the temple falls only on the base of the temple and never reaches the ground.

  3. Kottiyoor:

    Siva temple one of 275 important ones.The place is about 2kms from Kumbakonam.The temple is also known as Kotticharam.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as Koteeswarar and Amman Pandhuadum Nayaki.
    Sthala vruksham: Amanaku (castor) Teertham: Koti teertham and Kaveri.

    Importance: Badhra yogi muni had the darshan of lord of this place in a million forms.We can see the lumps on main deity which appears like linga, looking like jack fruit. Eranda muni was on penance here. Eranda muni is Guru of Athera gothram. Navagraha's here are with their respective yanthra, which is rare.

    Navakkuarasar sang hymns on the Siva in this place. Arunagirinathar sang Thirupugazh.

  4. Innambur: Siva temple

    The temple is about 7kms from Kumbakonam.

    Main deity: Huge Swayambu linga known as Azuthari nathaswarar and Amman,Sugandha Kundhalambiki.

    Sthala vruksham isSanbakamTeertham known asIravatha Teeertham.

    Importance: Lord appeared in human form and acounted for temple expenses to the King. Siva preached about grammar to Agastiya muni. Iravatham (Indra’s elephant) worshipped Siva in this place and was blessed.

  5. Thirupurambayam:

    one of 275 Siva Devra Sthalam temples. The place is about 10kms from Kumbakonam.

    Main deity: Swyambu linga known as Sakshinadhar and Amman Karumbanna cholamai. Sthala vruksham: Vanni and punga. Teertham: Brahama tertham and Manni river.

    Importance: Rathna valli daughter of a businessman visited the temple with her fiance and unfortunately the person dies of snake bite.

    Sambandhar was present in the temple at that time. Looking at the helpless girl in sorrow, he wanted to help the girl and sang an hymn in praise of the lord Siva. Since he was an ardent devotee, lord was pleased and gave life to the person.

    Sambandhar got them married in the presence of God. So the lord here is known as Sakshinadhar.

    Sambandhar Navakkuarasarand Sundarar have sang Hymns in praise of the lord of this place. Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh.

  6. Adhanoor: Vishnu temple.

    One of 108 divya desam temples the place is about 3kms from Swami malai.

    Main deity: Andalakumayan and Ranganayaki. Lord in the form of Bujayanga sayanam ie. in sleeping posture. One can see the measure under his head as a pillow and in left hand he has palm leaf and pin.Teertham: Surya pushkarani.

    Importance: Thiru mangaiAzawar and Kamadenu near the feet of the lord which is unusual.

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