Agneeswarar Temple, Tirukattupalli, Thanjavur

Agneeswarar Temple, Tirukattupalli, Thanjavur

Agneeswarar Temple, Tirukattupalli, Thanjavur

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

The holy trees of this temple are Vanni and Vilwa. The holy waters of this temple are Surya theertham, Kudamurutti River, Agnitheertham is in the form of a well. 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 Melai Tirukattupalli.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Praised by Ganasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar in Thevaram hymns Origin of Vedas, holds Mazhu, Taught essence of scriptures, rings Dancing in ears, handsome, king of Kattupalli, my Lord, I sing His glory. This is the 9th temple on the southern bank of Cauvery.”

The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims from early morning to mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk. The temple remains open for long hours during all the auspicious days and religious important days according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar.   The festivals of this temple are Margazhi Tiruvadhirai, Masi Magam in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Panguni Peruvizha in March-April and Shivarathri in February-March. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m as per time table of the temple authority.       It is the most sought after ancient Shiva temple in this region that frequently visited by the people.

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  1. Ramesh Gokul says:

    Can you please upload photos of agneeswarar temple