Main Deity : Agneeswarar
Goddess : Karpagambal
Holy Tree : Purasamaram
Holy Water : Agni Theertham
Color : White/Yellow
Gem Stone : Diamond
Season : Spring
How to Reach : 20 kms from Kumbakonam
This Kanjanur Siva Temple is taken into account to be the thirty sixth within the series of the Thevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri. This shrine is additionally remarked as Palaasa Vanam, Brahmapuri and Agni Sthalam. This temple with a 2 prakarams features a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at its entrance. Haradatta Sivacharyar is alleged to own composed several works in sanskrit here. pictures depicting legends associated with Haradatta Sivacharyar are seen during this temple. There also are shrines to Maanakkanjaarar Nayanmaar and Kalikkaamar here.
Stone pictures of Natarajar and Sivakami are seen during this temple within the Nataraja Sabai remarked because the Mukthi Mandapam. The Shiva Thandavam here is remarked as Mukthi Thandavam. Legend has it that Shiva blessed Paraasara muni with a vision of the cosmic dance – Mukti thandavam here. Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagar periods are seen during this temple. Appar is alleged to own visited Kanjanur on his thanks to Tirukkodikka from Edirkolpaadi.
During the Vamana Avatharam, when Lord Vishnu took the shape of atiny low boy and asked Bali for three steps of land, Asura Guru Sukracharya had doubts concerning the boy. When Bali denied to attentive his recommendation, he took the shape of a bee and hid within the mouth of the Kamandalam from that Bali would pour water to donate the 3 steps of land. When water failed to flow out of the Kamandalam, Vishnu within the type of Vamana Avataram pricked Sukracharya with a Darbhai grass sue to that he lost an eye fixed, and had to come back out. At the suitable time, having had his would like, Vamana took his huge type of Avatharam and measured out the land and also the sky, and because the third step, placed his foot on Bali, blessing him.
Sukracharya but was angry with Vishnu, and cursed him. it’s believed that Vishnu prayed to Shiva at Kanjanur, where he was relieved of the curse. Shiva not solely blessed Vishnu here, he promised to stay and bless people who came with prayers to Sukran, seeking his favour. not like the opposite Navagraha temples during this space, there’s no idol or image of Sukran at Kanjanur. it’s Shiva himself who takes the position of Sukran here.
Bhrama is alleged to possess been blessed with a vision of Shiva’s wedding with Parvati here. Agni is alleged to possess worshipped Shiva here, hence the name Agneeswarar. Haradatta Sivacharayar, originally a Vaishnava by the name of Sudarshana underwent nice ordeals to prove his devotion towards Shiva to his fellow Vaishnavites here. There are variety of pictures within the temple Pragaram relating his story and therefore the ordeals he underwent. pictures of Agneeswarar and Karpagambal also are seen within the Varadarajar Temple at Kanjanur. many legends bearing on events within the lifetime of Haradatta Sivacharyar pertain to the current shrine.
This shrine is considered the 98th temple among the 127 temples located within the Chola region on the southern bank of Cauvery. Thirugnanasambandar has sung in praise of the Lord here. Inscriptions dating back to the amount of Vikrama Chola (1131), concerning Alankudi as Jananatha Saruppedimangalam, and to the Chidambaram Natarajar temple, are seen here.
Six worship services are offered on a daily basis here. A pageant commemorating Haradatta Sivacharyar is widely known within the Tamil month of Thai annually. Mahasivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Navaratri and Aadi Pooram are celebrated here.
Samanya Matra : Om Shum Shukraya Namah.
Beej Mantra : Om dram drim dromam Sah Shukraya Namah.
Puranic Mantra : Himkundmrunalabham Dayetyanamam Param Gurum Sarvshastra Pravaktaram Bhargevam Pranmamyaham
Vedic Mantra : Om Annataparirtrutorasam bramana vyapibat Kshtram Payah Somam Prajapatih. Hriten Satyaminidranyam vipan Shukramandhas Indrasyenidramidam payomrutam madhu.