Temple's Speciality:

Kanjanur is the sthalam for Sukran. At this Shiva temple Agneeswarar is the presiding deity and his consort is Karpagambal. Agni is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the name Agneeswarar. There are quite a few Shivalingams in the praharam, including one supposedly installed by Kamsa.




Navagraha

Sukra

Nakshatra

Pushya, Anuradha and Uttarabhadrapada

Direction

South East

Metal

Gold Rhodium

Deity

Indrani

Gem

Diamond

Element

Water

Color

White

Other Names

Venus (in English) Bhargav, Bhragu, Devpujya, Kaam.

Mount (Vahana)

Crocodile

Consort

Urjaswathi

Mahadasha

20 Years

Season

Spring

Food Grain

Beans

Presides

Shukravar (Friday)

Guna

Rajas

Rules

Rishabha (Taurus) and Tula (Libra)

Exaltation

Meena (Pisces)

Debilitation

Kanya (Virgo)

Mooltrikona

Tula (Libra)

Lord

Bharani, Purva Phalguni and Purvashadha

Moolavar

Agneeswarar

Thala Virutcham

Palasamaram

Theertham

Agni Teertham

Amman / Thayar

Sri Karpagambigai

Age of Temple

1000-2000 years old

City

Kanjanoor

District

Thanjavur

State

Tamil Nadu


Address:

Sri Agneeswarar temple,Kanjanur,Thanjavur District, PIN 609804.

Phone no:+0435 247 3737,+91-435-247 3737.

Opening Time:

The temple is open from 6 A.M. to 12.00 P.M. and from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M.

Festivals:

A festival to honor Haradatta Sivacharyar is celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai every year. Besides, Mahasivaratri, Aadi Pooram, Navaratri, and Arudra Darisanam are also celebrated with much importance in this temple.

Temple History:

When Lord Vishnu asked Bali for 3 steps of land in Vamana Avataram, Sukracharya tried to dissuade Bali from granting the boon. He took the form of a bee and blocked the mouth of the Kamandalam (a type of Jar, usually carried by rishis) from which Bali would pour water to signify the grant of the boon. Vishnu used a dharba to clear the blockage in the Kamandalam and in the process blinded Sukracharya in one eye. Vamana then took the Vishwaroopam and covered the whole universe in two steps. The 3rd step was placed on Bali. An angry Sukracharya, cursed Vishnu. After severe penance to Shiva here, Vishnu was relieved of his curse.

Greatness Of Temple:

Kanjanur is the temple for performing 'Kalathira Dosha Pariharam' for Lord Sukiran. Lord Shiva named as Agneeswarar is the presiding deity and his consort is Goddess Karpagambal. Lord Agni one of the 'Ashtadhik Balakars' is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the name Agneeswarar for the Lord Shiva here. There are quite a few Shivalingams in the praharam, including one supposedly installed by King Kamsa.

Lord Dakshinamurthy (Guru) is always seen with a demon being crushed under his feet. The demon signifies ignorance. It means that Dakshinamurthy leads us from ignorance to the knowledge of self. Instead of this standard practice, you can find the image of Haradatta worshipping Dakshinamurthy, which is a unique feature of this temple.