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Aalagaputhur - Sri Padikasu Nathar Temple

Padikkasu Nathar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Arisirkaraiputhur village in Tanjore district, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Padikkasu nathar. His consort is known as Azhakambikai.
Arisirkarai puttur Siva Temple
This Shivastalam is a small temple at Arisirkaraiputtur located south east of Kumbhakonam near Tirunaraiyur, Nachiyar Koyil. It is also known as Azhagaarputhur, Azhagadriputtur and Siruviliputhur. It lies on the southern bank of the river Arisil and is considered to be the 66th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.  Shiva is said to have blessed Pugazhtunai Nayanar here.

This is considered to be one of the 70 maadakkoyils built at an elevation by Kochengannan Cholan. This temple was reconstructed of stone during the period of Raja Raja Chola I; however the present structure is a result of extensive rebuilding earlier in the 20th century.
The temple has a three tiered Rajagopuram. Images of Surya and Chandra are seen at the Rajagopura entrance. The shrine to Shanmukhar is highly revered and it is believed that worshippers are cured of poisonous bites. There are shrines to Gajalakshmi, Bhairavar and the Navagrahas, Pugazhtunai Nayanar and others.
Azhagaputhur Shiva Temple
Aalagaputhur  Padikasu Nathar Temple
The temple has a three tiered Rajagopuram. Images of Surya and Chandra are seen at the Rajagopura entrance. The shrine to Shanmukhar is highly revered and it is believed that worshippers are cured of poisonous bites. There are shrines to Gajalakshmi, Bhairavar and the Navagrahas, Pugazhtunai Nayanar and others.

Significance of the temple:
v  The temple is praised in Thevaram hymns. This is the 66th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns (Paadal Petra Sthalam).
v  The temple is praised by Saint Thirunavukarasar in his Thevaram hymns. 
v  Special : The Murugan holds the Sangu and Chakram in two hands. The peacock faces left in this temple.
Arisirkaraiputtur - Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple
அழகாபுத்தூர்- சொர்ணபுரீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Padikkasu nathar , Sornapureeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Azhagammai
Location
Arisirkaraiputhur , Alahaputhur , Azhagaputhur
(அரிசிற்கரைப்புத்தூர், அழகாபுத்தூர்)
Temple Tank
Arisilaru
Significance
66th Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam in South of cauvery region,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Lord blessed Pugazh Thunai Nayanar here
Ancient
1000 years old
Travel Base
Kumbakonam
 How To Reach :  We can reach the temple from kumbakonam to Nachiyarkovil Road ( way to thiruvarur road). Azhagaputhur is 6 km from Kumbakonam on the Tiruvarur route.
Sri Padikasu Nathar Temple, Azhagaputhur – 612 401, Thiru Arisil Karai Puthur, Thanjavur district.


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