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Kanjanoor  - Sri Agneeswarar Temple (Sukran Stalam)

Sukran Stalam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Tiru Kanjanor, a village which is 17 kms away from Kumbakonam, a town in Tamil Nadu, India. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the nine planet elements, the Navagraha Stalas, and specifically for Sukran.
Kanjanoor Sukran Temple

Shiva is worshiped as Agneeswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Karpagambal Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Kanjanoor Temple

Tiru Kanjanoor Navagraha Temple

Significance of the temple:
v  The temple is revered by the verses of Appar and hence referred as Padal petra stalam.
v  This is the 36th Shiva temple on the northern side of River Cauvery (63) praised in Thevaram hymns.  
v  This shrine is also referred to as Palaasavanam, Bhrammapuri, Agnistalam and Neelakudi.
v  Kanjanur is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas located in the Cauvery Delta region (Around Kumbakonam) dedicated to planet Venus, called Sukra.

kanjanur - Agneeswarar Temple
கஞ்சனூர் - அக்னீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Agniswarar (Shiva) / Agneeswarar
Goddess Name
Karpagambigai(Parvathi)  / Karpagambal
Navagraha Temple - Sukkiran Temple (சுக்கிரன் தலம்)
36th of 63 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Northern side of River Cauvery,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Temple is Famous for Sukran pooja (Sukran Stalam).
One of the Navagraha temple in kumbakonam
1500 years old
Travel Base

How to Reach :  The kanjanoor temple is located around 17 km from Kumbakonam and 3 km to the east from Sooriyanayanar Kovil, on the Kallanai - Poompuhar road, in Tamilnadu.

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