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Sri Paranjothi Easwarar temple

Moolavar : Paranjothi Easwarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Gnanambikai
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Aadhi Vilwa Vanam
City : Thanjakkur
District : Sivaganga
State : Tamil Nadu




   Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Gnambikai-Paranjothi Easwarar Temple, Thanjakkur-630 610, Sivaganga district.


   91- 4574-205 100

General Information:

   Indirani wife of Indira, Lord Rama, Sri Lakshmana, Sri Hanuman, Sages Agasthya and Gautama and kings Maran, Maraivanan and Thanjai Vanar had darshan of Lord in this temple.


   Those aspiring to achieve scholarship worship in the temple.? Those facing skin problem, bathe in the tank here and worship Lord for relief.?

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Noted Tamil poet Poyyamozhi Pulavar prayed Lord Shiva here for a scholarly achievement and got relieved of his poverty.

Temple History:

   Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahmma along with the Devas met Lord Shiva in Kailash and said that they were worshipping Him daily and piously demanded His Paranjothi Darshan. Lord said that He was on earth in Vilwa forest formlessly and advised them to worship Him there for the Paranjothi darshan. All came down to earth, discovered the Vilwa Vana, created a tank, installed a Shiva Linga and worshipped Lord. Lord wanted to test their determination and created troubles in the puja through Makali and Veerakali. They continued the puja with a steadfast mind. Finally, Lord Shiva Himself came there in the guise of an aged person and gave troubles to disturb their pujas. Lords Vishnu and Brahmma and the Devas could not be stopped from their rigid worship. Pleased with their determination, Lord Shiva granted His Paranjothi darshan aspired by them on a Monday in the Aavani (August-September). Later, Mothers Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi and Lord Muruga worshipped Lord for the same darshan.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy in the temple.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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