Abathsahayeswarar Temple, Tirupazhanam, Thanjavur

Sri Abathsahayeswarar temple is located in the village named Tirupazhanam, in the district of Thanjavur, in state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Abathsahayeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Perianayaki.

The holy trees of this temple are Kathali (plaintain) and Vilwa. The holy water of this temple are Mangalatheertham (not existing now) and 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 Tirupazhanam.

As per the Hindu religious and pundit, “Praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirunavukkarasar and Gnanasambandar My Lord on His bull is coming Chanting the Vedas, wearing the sacred thread And the tiger skin, he removes sins of both Believers and non-believers, He is in Pazhana Nagar — Tirunavukkarasar This is the 50th temple on the northern bank of Cauvery.” The temple’s festivals are Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, Ezhur Sapthasthana festival, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Shivarathri in February-March.

On the Lord on Poornima days (full moon), in the month of Purattasi (September-October) and in the month of Panguni (March-April) moon rays falls on the deity. Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a swayambumurthy. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. In three tier model, the chief tower is too ancient. In the temple, there is no flag post. The temple premises have Nandhi and Balipeeta. There are separate shrines for Muruga and Lord Vinayaka.

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