It is said that His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal (Kanchi Periavar), Pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, spent a week in this temple in meditation.This is one of the 70 Mada temples built by Kochengat Chola.
Sri Tiruvaneshwar Temple, Ranganahapuram Post – 613 104,
Via Tirukattupalli, Tiruvaiyaru Taluk, Thanjavur district.
Phone: +91 94439 70397, 97150 37810
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Special abisheks and pujas are performed in the temple on all Poorattadhi star days in the year.
Kala Bhairava, the authority of Time, created seven days under the Poorattadhi star, took them on an elephant in procession. According to history (Sthala Purana) this took place in this temple land. Vimana of the presiding deity (tower above the sanctum sanctorum) is called Gaja Kataksha Vimana. It is believed that Iravadham (white elephant) and Indira worship in this temple on Poorattadhi star days.
The great spiritual leader of the 20th century, His Holiness Kanchi Sri Maha Periaval chose this temple for meditation and stayed here for a week. Poorattadhi star natives are advised to visit this temple and worship as often as they could or at least on their annual birth star day. Worshipping the Lord on these days would help develop mental stability and wisdom. They are also advised to donate clothes of different colours to the poor which would protect them even in their subsequent births washing off all their doings committed knowingly or unknowingly.Worshipping in this temple would ensure much knowledge and noble mind to the devotee it is said.