Thiru Appanoor temple, Madurai.  

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  1. Jaya veera Anjaneyar temple:

    The temple is located at Simhakal, Madurai.
    Main deity is swayambu Anjaneyar.

    Inside the main sanctum we see a small Vinayakar, garuda, and Yoga lakshmi Narashimar. We see Navagraha sannidhi here and vibudhi is distributed in this temple which is something different.

    Sthala vruksham: Illupai maram is sthala vruksham in this temple which is 300 years old.
    We see growth on the trunk of the tree which resembles Hanuman.

  2. Thiru Appanoore

    One of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam.The temple is located to north of Madurai at 2 Kms distance.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as "Thiru Appanooriswarar and goddess Kuravantamar Kuzalamai" in different sanctum. Teertham is Idapa teertham.

    The purana says during crises period there was no rice to cook and do prasadam, for Lord Siva. The archaka used mud to make the prasadam for Lord which, when it was cooked turned out to be cooked rice, and hence Siva here known as Annavinodhan.

    Lord Nataraja here is of stone, and Sivakammai idol is of copper. The other deities seen in the temple are Anugnai vinayakar, Nalwar, Pichadanar, Natarajar, Shanmugar, Sundra vinayakar, Kasi viswanadhar, Palaniandawar, Bairavar and Navagrahas.

    Sambandharsang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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Good informative blog. I have posted details on a few temples around Kumbakonam. Visit

February 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM

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