Koil Venni temple, Tanjavore.  

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  1. Koilvenni:

    This temple Koil Venni is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam
    The place known as Thiru Venniyoor is about 8 kms towards NW of Nedamangalam, on the banks of River Pambani.

    The temple main Gopuram is of three storeys, and single prakaram.

    We see Nandi Devar in a small mandapam as we enter inside.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Venni nadhar and his consort known as Azhagiya Nayaki.

    Sthala Vruksham is known as Nandhivardham and teertham is Surya, and Chandra Teertham.

    Purana says once when the place was like a forest with karumbu Nandhivardha trees. Two muni’s had discussion and yelling at each other. Chola Raja heard about them and came here to find a solution.

    Thiru Navukkarasar and Thiru gyana sambandhar sung hymns on Venninadhar of this temple.

    Stone inscriptions of Raja Raja Chola period is there in the temple.

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