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Sri Agnipureeswarar temple



Moolavar : Agnipureeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Gowri Parvathi
Thala Virutcham : Vanni
Theertham : Agni Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Anniyur, Annur
City : Vanniyur
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The glory of Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Thevaram hymns.? This is the 62nd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


Festival:

   The glory of Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 62nd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Agnipureeswarar Temple, Vanniyur-(Anniyur) - 612 201, Tiruvarur district


Phone:

   91- 435-244 9578


General Information:

   The shrine for the four saivite saints known as Nalvar is in the front mandap.? Ambica shrine is on the right.? Presiding Lord shrine is just opposite.? Dwarapalakas are sculpted in stone.? Sculptures of Saint Appar, Agni, Gowri, a Shivalinga, milking Kamadenu, Vrushabaruda are in line on the walls of sanctum sanctorum.


Prayers:

   Those facing problems in the wedding proposals perform archanas to Lord Agnipureeswarar here and go to Tiruveezhi Mazhalai temple to continue the worship for best results.? Those finding defects in the trade places and in their homes pray to Lord for reliefs.? This is considered as a Vasthu remedy temple.


Thanks giving:

   Those suffering from heat-related diseases use to bathe in the sacred spring and offer preparations made of wheat as nivedhana to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Parvathi performed penance here to be born as daughter of sage Katyayana and to have the hand of the hand of Lord in wedding.? Lord appeared before Mother Parvathi and married Her in Tiruvezhi Mizhalai.? Hence, this place is considered as an ideal place of worship for removal of obstacles in marriage matters.? Those suffering from blood pressure and heat related ailments bathe in the theertha in the temple and offer a preparation made of wheat as nivedhana.? Those facing delays in their building works, bring seven bricks to the temple so that the construction goes without delay.? Of the Panchamurthis in the temple, the Somaskanda Murthi looks very beautiful.


Temple History:

   Daksha while performing a yajna, intentionally avoided Lord Shiva and invited others to participate in the yajna.? Agni is one among those attended the yajna.? For attending a yajna to humiliate Lord Shiva, Agni was punished by Badrakali and Veerabadra and had to bear their curse.? Agni could not attend any yajna then with his curse.? This resulted in the failure of monsoon creating drought.? Agni came to this place, worshipped Lord Shiva and got relieved of his curse.? As Agni worshipped here, Lord is praised as Agnipureeswarar and the sacred spring Agni Theertham.??


Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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