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Sri Satyavakeeswarar temple

Moolavar : Satyavakeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundarya Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Banyan tree
Theertham : Gayatri Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Anbilandurai
City : Anbil
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised in Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 57th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in holy hymns.


   Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January; Masi Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April 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 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Satyavakeeswarar Temple, Anbil-621 702, Tiruchi district.


   91 431 254 4927

General Information:

   The Saptha Risheeswarar temple at Lalgudi and Tirumandurai Shiva temple are?near this place.??There are shrines for Sapthamadhas, Lords Bkshadana, Viswanatha, Bhairava, Muruga and Mother Visalakshi in the prakara.??A sculpture depicting Lord Brahmma?s penance is near the Dwarapalakas.


   Those suffering from hearing troubles pray to Lord Vinayaka in the temple.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and Vilwa leaf archana to Lord Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The remarkable feature of the temple is the presence of Lord Vinayaka with His big ear leaning on a side ? Sevi (ear), Saitha (leaning) Vinayaka ? Sevi Saitha Vinayaka. Saint Tirugnana Sambandar fed by Mother Parvathi at Sirkalai and achieving high and ripe poetical skill singing the glory of Lord, was passing through this place. Lord Shiva, to test the saint caused heavy floods in Cauvery. The saint could not reach the place. He sang in praise of Lord from the other side of the river, but the sound could not reach the temple clearly. Vinayaka in the temple with a view to help the saint also known as a Ilaya Pillayar-Younger Pillayar- turned His ear on the direction of the sound and enjoyed the hymns with a smile. He bent one of His legs, sat in a half-sitting form with His ears wide open. A sculpture depicting this story is a masterpiece of temple architecture in the temple. The temple has a beautiful Rajagopuram.

Temple History:

   Though under the administration of HR & EC, the temple is in a poor condition. The history of the temple is not clearly available. Presiding deity Satyavakeeswarar a swayambumurthy is facing east. He is also praised as Brahmmapureeswarar as He was worshipped by Lord Brahmma. Mother Soundarya Nayaki is blessing the devotees. The name of the place Anbilandurai is a combination of the name of the place Anbil and the name of the temple Alandurai ? Anbilandurai. Sage Vakeesa had worshipped in this temple.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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