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Sri Aiyarappan temple

Moolavar : Aiyarappan
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Dharma Samvardhini
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Surya Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Tiruvaiyaru
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu




   Maha Shivrathri in February-March is very devotionally celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. If one calls the name Aiyarappa loudly from a particular spot in the temple, it echoes seven times. Circumambulating the temple prakaras is a usual tradition but this is prohibited in this temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Aiyarappan Temple, Tiruvaiyaru-613 204, Thanjavur district.


   91-436 -2260 332, 94430 08104

General Information:

   The Dhyana Mandap ? Meditation Hall ? of the temple is built with lime and palm jaggery ? Karuppati in Tamil. Deep pits were dug to store these materials. The wages for the workers were paid in gold and silver, it is said. These precious metals too were put in two pits and the workers were allowed to take what they could carry. These pits still exist in the temple.


   Devotees pray for wedding, child and education boons.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Goddess in the temple is praised as Aram Valartha Nayaki in Tamil and Dhrma Samvardhini in Sanskrit meaning Mother who upholds Dharama. It is the strong belief of Hindus that women are better guardians of Dharma than men. As Mother of all beings in the world ? Jagan Matha ? She is pursuing Her devotees to follow the path of Dharma. To emphasize the fact that every day is a Good Day, the wedding festival for mother is conducted on Ashtami nights. There is generally a belief that Ashtami ? eighth day of new moon or full moon fortnights is not an auspicious day. But with the gracious look of Mother, what we call inauspicious becomes auspicious.

Temple History:

   The names Nandeeswarar and Nandikeswarar are mistook as one name and deity. Indeed, they are different from the other. Nandeeswarar is the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva commonly called Nandhi. Nandikesar is the founder of the Tiru Kayilaya Parampara-dynasty. Dharumapuram Adheenam and Tiru Avaduthurai Adheenam belong to this heritage.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: If one calls Aiyarappa loudly from a particular part of the outer prakara, it echoes five times. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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