When it comes to pilgrimage tourism in South India, there can be no better option than the spiritually significant and extremely divine “Temple city of India“, Tamilnadu. Dozens of religious places and sacred shrines that carry generations’ worth of history and faith dot the beautiful and vast landscape of Tamilnadu.
Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple is the Shukra Navagrahasthalam, associated with Lord Shukra or Planet Venus. Lord Shiva as Agneeswarar and Goddess Parvathi as Karpagambal forms the presiding deities of this temple. Unlike other Navagraha Temples, the main deity of Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple, Lord Agneeswarar resides here in the form of Lingam and depicts Lord Shukra. One can find no separate shrine for the Navagraha, Shukra here. This is because Lord Shiva Himself is worshipped as Shukra at this temple. Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple is […]
Keezhperumpallam Naganatha Swamy Temple in Kumbakonam is the renowned Ketu Navagrahasthalam, dedicated to Kethu, the shadow planet. Here, the presiding deities are Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvathi who are worshipped as Naganatha Swamy and Soundaryanaki. Kethu Bhagavan enshrined here has the head of a five-headed serpent and the body of an asura. It is believed that Kethu worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple to get rid of his sins. Hence, he is seen […]
Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple is a very famous shrine for Lord Shani or Planet Saturn. Situated in Thirunallar in the Karaikal district of Pondicherry, it is one of the well-known Navagraha Temples in Tamilnadu and is popular as Shani Navagrahasthalam. The main deities of Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple are Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvathi who are worshipped here as Darbaranyeswarar and Bhogamartha Poonmulai Amman. Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple is located in Thirunallar in Karaikal district of Pondicherry. The place Thirunallar was earlier known as Dharbaranyam as it was originally a forest with a […]
Devotees from all parts of South India throng the Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamilnadu to seek the blessings of Lord Vaidyanathar or Vaitheeswaran (Lord Shiva) and pray here for a remedy from various ailments as Lord Vaitheeswaran is regarded as the “God of Healing”. Devotees believe that prayers to Lord Vaitheeswaran can cure all ailments and also brings mental peace and relief from hardships. Vaitheeswaran Koil is revered for providing relief from […]
Worshipping Navagrahas – Sun, Moon, and other planets is an important aspect of the Hindu way of life. In Hindu belief, the grahas can be auspicious or inauspicious based on its planetary position at a given point of time and can determine the course of one’s life. They are believed to grasp and deploy karmic forces that affect […]