Vyakrapureeswarar Temple, Perumpuliyur, Thanjavur

Sri Vyakrapureeswarar temple is located in the village named Perumpuliyur in the district of Thanjavur in state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Vyakrapureeswarar, puliyurnathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Soundaryanayaki and Azhagammai.

The holy tree of this temple is Sarakondrai. The holy water of this temple is Cauvery. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thiruperumpuliyur.

According to the religious experts, “Saint Tirugnana Sambandar had sung the glory of Lord Shiva of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 53rd Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.”

The main festival of this temple is Maha Shivrathri that is very devotionally and dedicatedly celebrated in the shrine in the month of February-March. Other Hindu religious important days and auspicious days as per the Hindu religious calendar are grandly celebrated in this temple. Special arrangement is done by the temple authorities to meet the needs of the pilgrims and devotees who often visit this temple.

In this shrine, in different direction the traditionally the Navagrahas the nine planets are facing. It is really a specialty of this particular temple. The temple is widely open from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. Other shrines in this temple complex are Mother Varahi and Navagrahas, Lords Siddhi Vinayaka, Sun, Moon and Nandhi, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai.

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