Alagai / Tanjapureeswarar temple, Tanjavore.  

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  1. Alagai / Tanjaipureeswarar Temple:
    The temple is one of the Devara Vaippu Sthalam.

    The temple is located 3 kms from Tanjavore Town. The place is known as Alagapuri on the banks of River Vennaru.

    From Alagai / Tanjapureeswarar temple, Tanjvoore.

    The temple gopuram is of three storeys. As we enter inside we see Dwajasthambam.

    From Alagai / Tanjapureeswarar temple, Tanjvoore.

    Main deity here is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Tanjapureeswarar and his consort known as Anandha valli Amman.

    Sthala vruksham of the temple is Vilvam. Here the teertham is Veearu and Sivagangai Teertham.

    From Alagai / Tanjapureeswarar temple, Tanjvoore.

    Other deities seen in the temple are, Vinayakar, Subramanyar, Natarajar, Dakshina Moorthy, Kubera and Thirunavakkuarasar.

    Purana says Kubera was born here, as a vaisaya and worshiped Sivalinga of this place. Hence the place is known as Alagai.

    There are number of stone inscriptions seen in the temple.

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