Suriyanar Koil Timings, Pooja, Darshan, Route information
Suriyanar Koil History
As per the Legend, Saint Kalavar did penance to please Navagrahas. Navagrahas were impressed with the strict penance and granted boon. On knowing, the "Adi Devas" angered at this and asked them, "What powers do you have in granting boons? you are assigned with only the duty of awarding good or bad to the humans based on their Karma".
So Adi Devas cursed them. As they disobeyed the celestial laws and Navagrahas were doomed to become lepers and suffer the agonies of the curse. Navagrahas prostrated before the Devas and begged for their redemption from the curse. Pleased Adi Devas, asked them to perform penance at Arkavana near Tirumangalakudi in the Chola dynasty and advised them to take holy bath in the 9 Theerthas starting from the first Sunday of the Kirthika month and continue the same for the next 11 days succeeding Sundays. Also advised them to perform strict penance for Lord Siva without having food and take holy bath in the respective "Thirthas" on Monday mornings and offer prayers to Lord Siva and Goddess Umadevi at Tirumangalakudi and take curd rice on Erukka Leaves after prayer.
As advised, Navagrahas performed penance at the respective places and got relieved from the curse. The place where Navagrahas did penance is called Suriyanar Koil. This place has the Sthala Vruksha "Erukka Tree". It is believed that worshipping Navagrahas and Lord Siva here will be relieved from diseases and disorders.
It is said that King Parikshith from Dwapara Yuga, offered prayers for the Sun here.
Suriyanar Koil Pooja benefits
- Will be relieved from Physical and mental agonies.
- Will reduce the malefic effects of Saturn.
Suriyanar Koil Timings
|Day||Morning Hours||Evening Hours|
|Sunday||5:30 am – 1:30 pm||3:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Monday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Tuesday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Friday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Saturday||7:00 am – 12:30 pm||4:00 pm – 8:30 pm|
Temples near Suriyanar Koil
- Kanjanoor Sukran Temple is 3 km away.
- Manglambika Temple at Tirumangalkudi is 0.5 km away.
How to reach Suriyanar Koil?
- The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli which is 104 km away.
- Direct train is available from Chennai to Trichy which goes via Kumbakonam.
- Temple is 15 km from Kumbakonam.
- The Direct bus is available from Kumbakonam to the temple.
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Reference Link: History