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Sri Bhaskareswarar, Parithiappar (Parithi Niyamam) temple

Moolavar : Bhaskareswarar, Parithiappar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Mangalambikai
Thala Virutcham : Arasu (Bodhi tree)
Theertham : Surya Pushkarini, Chandra Pushkarini Karunguzhi Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Parithi Niyamam
City : Parithiappar Koil
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.? This is the 101st Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   Akshaya Thrithiya, Masi Ratha Sapthami in February-March, 10 day Panguni Surya puja in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. Sun God dedicates his puja to Lord on Panguni 18, 19 and 20 in March-April with his rays submitted on Lord Shiva. This is the only temple where Sun stands before Lord enjoying His darshan. There are 3 Chandikeswaras in the prakara. Behind the goshta wall are Lord Maha Vishnu and Sri Anjanya side by side.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.




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General Information:

   This is the place where Sun was relieved of his doshas, hence noted for its importance to perform rituals for the ancestors.? Pithur dosha may fall on one due to the adverse aspect of any planet.? Those born on Karthika, Uthiram, Uthiradam star days, those undergoing Sun main period in life, those born under Leo ascendant and Rasi and in the months Chithirai (April-May), Aavani (September-October), Aipasi (October-November) and on the first day of any Tamil month, pray here on the first Sunday of the full moon fortnight to get relieved from all adverse aspects affecting them.


   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with vastras and contribute for the renovation of the temple.

Thanks giving:

   Sun God partook in the Yajna conducted by Daksha without the permission of Lord Shiva and was therefore punished by Lord Akora Veerabadra and incurred doshas.? For relief, Sun worshipped Lord in 16 Shiva sthalas.? Sankarankoil, Thalai Gnayiru,Suriyanar Koil and Tirumangalakudi in South and Konark in north are among these 16 places.?

Greatness Of Temple:

   Once, Sun God known as Parithi in Tamil was affected by a severe disease.? He surrendered to Lord Shiva for relief.? Lord advised Sun to reach this place, create a holy spring, install a Shivalinga and worship Him.? Sun meticulously followed Lord?s advice and gained relief from the disease. As Lord Shiva graced the Sun, He is named Parithi Appar in Tamil and Bhaskhareswara in Sanskrit.

Temple History:


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord is a swayambumurthy in the temple. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord on 18, 19 and 20 in the Tamil month of Panguni. He is in a standing posture before the Linga in the temple, a rare darshan exclusively in this temple. There are 3 Chandikeswaras in the prakara. Lord Maha Vishnu and Sri Anjaneya are in the goshta wall behind the sanctum.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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