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Sri Chakravakeswarar temple

Moolavar : Chakravakeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Devanayaki
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : River Cauveri and Kaka theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Ayyampettai
City : Chakkarapalli
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Gnanasambandar praises this shrine in his Thevaram hymns in the following lines. Chakkarapally is graced by the Lord with his lightning bright long hair adored with Kondrai flowers and Moon and the golden snake. It is a prosperous land of scholars of the four Vedas revered universally. This is the 17th temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Panguni Uthiram (March-April), Shivarathri in Vaikasi (May-June), Annabishekam in Iypasi (October-November) and Thiruvadirai in Margazhi (December-January).

Temple's Speciality:

   The Presiding deity is majestically tall and is a Swayambu Linga. The shrine is praised in Tirupugazh by Saint Arunagirinathar

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


   Sri Chakravakeswarar Temple, Ayyampettai, Thanjavur Dist.


   91-4374-311 018

General Information:

   In general terms among the people, the place is known as Ayyampettai. As there are many places under this name, this is specifically called Thanjavur Ayyampettai.


   People pray for family prosperity, removal of obstacles in marriage alliances and progress in education.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to the Lord and offer clothings ? vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The celestial beings called Devas and Jayandhan the son of Indira the king of Devas worshipped in this temple. Lord Vishnu got His discus by worshipping Lord Shiva here, hence, the deity of the temple is named Chakravakeswarar.

Temple History:

   Lord Vishnu was blessed with the discus, and the bird Chakravala paravai worshipped Lord Shiva in the temple, are the two stories mention in the history of the place.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The presiding deity graces the devotees as a swayambulinga.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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