Satchinadeswarar Temple, Tirupurambiam, Thanjavur

Sri Satchinadeswarar temple is located Tirupurambiam village, in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deities of this temple are Satchinadeswarar, Satcheeswarar and Punnaivananathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Karumbanna Solli and Ikshuvani.

The holy tree of this temple is Punnai. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical names of this place are is Tirupurambiam, Kalyanamanagar and Punnahavanam.

This temple is the 46th Shiva temple on the northern banks of Cauveri praised in Thevaram hymns. In the hymns of Tirunavukkarasar, Gnanasambandar, Arunagirinathar and Sundarar, the temple is praised as ‘Oh! my foolish mind wake me up and take me to my Lord in Tirupurambiam before the effect of my past birth ruins me Let me reach my Dad and fall at His feet Tirunavukkarasar.’

The main festival of this temple are Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, 10 day Masi Magam festival, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Mahasivarathri in February-March. The temple’s speciality is that Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy.

In this temple, for Pralayam Katha Vinayaka ( Vinayaka who protected from deluge) Honey abishek is performed on Vinayaka Chaturthi festival day. The temple is widely open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. This particular temple is administered and managed by Tirugnanasambandar Swamigal Aadeenam, Madurai. The special pujas and rituals are conducted in this temple.

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