Saivite Temples, Thanjavur
The Oil Abishekam performed to the main deity is fully absorbed by the idol. Another important feature of the temple is that the Vilva leaf seen here is 5 in a stalk, which is rare.
This is a Vrichika Nakshatra (star) Sthalam. The Lingam portion is white in color and made of a mud sort of material. Hence abishekam is performed with Kavacham (Armour).
This temple in Thingalur is one of the Navagraha Temples representing Chandran (Moon).
This is a dilapidated old temple and was in bad shape when we visited around 2011.
Kaduveli Sidhdhar, who wrote the famous ‘Nandavanathil Or Aandi’ performed penance and lived here.
It is believed that Raja Raja Chola had gifted this village to Ulagamuzhuthudayal, one of his wives.
This is a small and beautiful temple full of flowering plants, amidst coconut and plantain groves.
The 108 lingams installed here by Lord Rama and Sita are believed to be equal to visiting 108 Shiva temples.
Suryanar Temple is one of the famous 9 Navagraha Sthalams in this circuit dedicated to Surya (Sun).
Sundarar (8th century CE) has mentioned this temple in one of his Hymns and thus this is a ‘Vaippu Sthalam’.
Sundarar (8th Century CE) has mentioned this temple in one of his Hymns and hence this is a ‘Vaippu Sthalam’.
Kasi Viswanadar, Umayalpuram
A Gandharva woman named Vijaya is believed to have worshiped Shiva and obtained his holy darshan here.
Thirugnanasambandar has visited this temple and hence this is considered an Abimana Sthalam.
This is a small east facing temple which is considered important for conception. Right next is a Perumal temple too.
A beautiful and large temple situated in a serene environment close to the main road.
This is a small east facing temple in a beautiful and quiet surrounding.
This is said to be the first Maada Kovil built by Kochenga Chola.