Parithiappar Koil, Oratth Nadu, Tanjavore.  

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  1. Thiru paruthiniyamam:

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara sthalam. The temple is known as Paruthiyappar Koil.

    The temple is about 13 kms from Tanjavoore to Oratthanadu, take a diversion at Uzhavoor and travel 3 kms east to reach the place.

    The temple main Raja Gopuram is of five storeys with two prakarams.

    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Parithiappar / Arulmigu Baskareswarar, and his consort known as Mangala Nayaki.

    As we enter inside we see Dwajasthambam with vinayakar. Teertham is known as Soorya teertham seen in front of the temple. Sthala vruksham is palm tree.

    Other deities seen in the temple, as we go around are Ganesha, Subramanyar, Gaja lakshmi, Daksina Moorthy, Sooryan, and Navagraham.

    Purana says Soorya dug a pond at this place. To get rid of his ailment he had a dip in the pushkarani and worshipped Lord Siva, and he was blessed by Lord. Hence, Lord Siva is known as Baskareswarar. There is a moortham of surya in the sanctum.

    There is another saying that King Sipi Chakravarthy’s, labour who was cutting grass, he hit on surface and found a Siva Linga with blood. This was reported to King, who built a temple for Lord Siva and worshiped.

    Thiru Navukkarasar, Thiru Gyana Sambandhar and Sundarar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this temple.

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