Vijaya Natheswarar Temple, Tiruvijayamangai, Thanjavur

Sri Vijaya Natheswarar temple is located in the village named Tiruvijayamangai, in the district of Thanjavur, in state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deities of this temple are Vijaya Natheswarar – Vijaya Nathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Mangala Nayaki – Mangai Nayaki and Manhgalambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is Arjuna 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 name of this place is none.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “The Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevram hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar.  This is the 47th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.”

The major festivals of this temple are Masi Maha Shivrathri in February-March is grandly celebrated in the temple.  On the Linga, still visible is the scar caused by the hit of Ajuna’s bow and the Lord is a Swayambu murthy. The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

It is to be noted that Mother Mangalambikai is facing towards south        and presiding deity Lord Shiva is facing towards east. Other shrines of this temple are Sun and Moon, Dakshinamurthy, Anugraha and Lords Nardana Vinayaka.  Special puja and rituals are conducted in ancient Hindu practices. The temple is easily reached by roadways through buses and auto. The temple is the most sought after temple in south India.

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