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Sri Abathsahayeswarar temple

Moolavar : Abathsahayeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Perianayaki
Thala Virutcham : Kathali (plaintain), Vilwa
Theertham : Mangalatheertham (not existing now), Cauvery
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirupazhanam
City : Tirupazhanam
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirunavukkarasar and Gnanasambandar My Lord on His bull is coming Chanting the Vedas, wearing the sacred thread And the tiger skin, he removes sins of both Believers and non-believers, He is in Pazhana Nagar -- Tirunavukkarasar This is the 50th temple on the northern bank of Cauvery.


   Ezhur Sapthasthana festival, Shivarathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a swayambumurthy. Rays of moon fall on the Lord on Poornima days (full moon) and also before after two days in the month of Panguni (March-April) and Purattasi (September-October).

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m


   Sri Abadhsahayeswarar Temple, Tirupazhanam Post, Tiruvaiyaru, Thanjavurdistrict.


   91 4362 326 668

General Information:

   The main tower is too ancient in three tier model. There is no flag post in the temple. It has a Balipeeta and Nandhi. There are shrines for Lord Vinayaka and Muruga. The vahanas (the vehicle idols of Gods) are stored in the right of the front hall. After worshipping Vinayaka and proceeding further on the left, there are shrines of Sapthamadhas (seven virgins), Vinayaka, Venugopala and Shivalingas in different names, Nataraja Sabha, Bhairava and Navagrahas the nine planets.


   Marriage, child, education are the boons sought by the devotees from the Lord.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and vastras to the Lord as their humble offer.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The place is known as Kathalivanam meaning place of plantain trees. Moon worshipped here. Kubera the authority for wealth, Lord Vishnu, Mahalakshmi and a Brahmin named Darmasharma worshipped here.

Temple History:

   The place is named Tirupazhanam for its green environment and fertile fields. Once, a young Brahmin boy, chased by the God of Death, Yama ran in panic and surrendered at the feet of Lord Shiva in the temple. The Lord appeared before him and saved him from the clutches of death. As the Lord saved the boy from the danger of death, He is praised as Abath Sahayeswarar ? (Abathu-danger, Sahayam-help).

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy Scientific Based The rays of Moon fall on the deity on Poornima days and also two days before and after poornima in the months of Purattasi (September-October and Panguni (March-April).

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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