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Suryanar Kovil - Sun Temple

As per Hindu legend, Sage Kalava was suffering from serious ailments along with leprosy. He prayed to the Navagrahas, the nine planet deities. The planets were pleased by his devotion and offered cure to the sage. Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, was angered as he felt that the planets have no powers to provide boons to humans. He cursed the nine planets to suffer from leprosy and were sent down to earth in Vellurukku Vanam, the white wild flower jungle. The planets prayed to Shiva to relieve them off the curse. Shiva appeared to them and said that the place belonged to them and they would have to grace the devotees worshipping them from the place.This is the only temple where there are separate shrines for each of the planet deities. It is also the only temple among the nine planetary temples where Shiva is not the presiding deity.

Kailasanathar Temple - Moon Temple

The temple is one of the nine Navagraha temples of Tamil Nadu and is a part of the popular Navagraha pilgrimage in the state - it houses the image of Moon (called Thingal locally).The planets are believed to influence the horoscope computed based on time of one's birth and subsequently influence the course of life. Each of the planets are believed to move from a star to another during a predefined period and thus sway over an individual's fortunes. The Navagrahas, as per Hindu customs, are believed to provide both good and bad effects for any individual and the bad effects are mitigated by prayers. As in other Navagraha temples, the common worship practices of the devotees include offering of cloth, grains, flowers and jewels specific to the planet deity. Lighting a set of lamps is also commonly followed in the temple.

The Chandiranaar temple (also called Kailasanathar temple or Thingalur Temple ) is a Hindhu temple in the village of Thingalur, 33 kilometres (21 mi) from kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam - Thiruvaiyaru road in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is Somo (moon). However, the main idol in the temple is that of Kailasanathar or Shiva. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamilnadu. Thingalur is the birth place of Appothi Adigal an ardent devotee of saint Thirunavukkarasar, though the temple has no assets related to the saint.

Vaitheeswaran Koil - Chevvai Temple

 vaitheeswaran is a Hindhu Temple dedicated to the Shiva, located in the Indian State of Tamilnadu. Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar or Vaitheeswaran meaning the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. Vaitheeswaran is a Tamil derivative from vaidya (Doctor) and Ishvara (God/Master). The presiding deity is Sri vaidyanathan, facing towards West whereas East side is the common one. He is the God of Healing. When pronouncing in Tamil, it sounds like "vaideeswaran". It is one of the nine Navagragha (nine planets) temples and is associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka).

The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil. It is located 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidhambaram, 110 km from Thanjavur and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai.

Swetharanyeswarar Temple - Butha Temple

The temple is one of the nine Navagraha temples of Tamil Nadu and is a part of the popular Navagraha pilgrimage in the state - it houses the image of Budha (Mercury).The planets are believed to influence the horoscope computed based on time of one's birth and subsequently influence the course of life. Each of the planets are believed to move from a star to another during a predefined period and thus sway over an individual's fortunes. The Navagrahas, as per Hindu customs, are believed to provide both good and bad effects for any individual and the bad effects are mitigated by prayers. As in other Navagraha temples, the common worship practises of the devotees include offering of cloth, grains, flowers and jewels specific to the planet deity. Lighting a set of lamps is also commonly followed in the temple. As per contemporary Saivite belief, the energies distributed cyclically by Navagrahas can be channeled based on remedial measures. As per local legends, Shiva, the overlord of the nine planetary deities, allowed them to freely grant wishes based on devotion of the devotees.

Thiruvaiyaru, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thiruvenkadu, Chayavanam and Srivanchiyam are considered equivalents of Kasi. Like in Kasi, where the city is centered around Kashi Vishvanath Temple, the temples in these towns along the banks of river Cauvery, namely Aiyarappar Temple in Thiruvaiyaru, Mahalingeswarar Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur,Mayuranathaswami Temple, Mayiladuthurai, Sayavaneswarar Temple in Sayavanam, Swetharanyeswarar temple in Thiruvenkadu,  Srivanchiyam are the centerpieces of the towns.

Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi - GURU Temple

Apatasahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi Guru sthalam or Tiru irun Poolai is a hindhu temple dedicated to Shiva  located in the village of Alangudi in the valangaiman taluk of Thiruvarur disct, Tamilnadu, India. Shiva is worshipped as Apathsahyesvarar, and is represented by the Lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Elavarkuzhali. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Thevarem, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars  and classified as paadal petra sthalam.

The temple complex covers two acres and it houses a five tier gateway tower known as gopurams, one facing the Apathsaheswarar shrine and other towards North. The temple has a number of shrines, with those of Apathsaheswarar and his consort Elavarkuzhali being the most prominent.

Agniswarar Temple, Kanjanur - Sukra Temple

Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple is the Shukra Navagrahasthalam, associated with Lord Shukra or Planet Venus. Lord Shiva as Agneeswarar and Goddess Parvathi as Karpagambal forms the presiding deities of this temple. Unlike other Navagraha Temples, the main deity of Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple, Lord Agneeswarar resides here in the form of Lingam and depicts Lord Shukra. One can find no separate shrine for the Navagraha, Shukra here. This is because Lord Shiva Himself is worshipped as Shukra at this temple. Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple is renowned as the Parihara Sthalam for ‘Shukra Dosha’. Worshipping Lord Shukra or Planet Venus at this temple is believed to bestow wealth and prosperity in one’s life. 

Despite being born to a Vaishnava family, Sudarsana became an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Not happy with Surdasana’s devotion to Lord Shiva, His father Vasudeva, and the villagers tried to convince him of the superiority of Vaishnavism. Regardless, nothing moved Sudarsana from his devotion to Lord Shiva and he used to visit Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple despite the fierce opposition from everyone. His father then banished him from his house. But Sudarsana went to Kanjanoor Agneeswarar Temple and slept there. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Shiva appeared before Sudarsana as Dakshinamurthy and initiated teachings of Shaivism. He also named Sudarsana as Haradatta Sivachariyar.

Tirunallar Dharbaranyeswarar Temple - Saniswaran Temple

Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple is a very famous shrine for Lord Shani or Planet Saturn. Situated in Thirunallar in the Karaikal district of Pondicherry, it is one of the well-known Navagraha Temples in Tamilnadu and is popular as Shani Navagrashalam. The main deities of Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple are Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvathi who are worshipped here as Darbaranyeswarar and Bhogamartha Poonmulai Amman. Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple is located in Thirunallar in Karaikal district of Pondicherry. The place Thirunallar was earlier known as Dharbaranyam as it was originally a forest with a flourishing growth of Dharba grass. The Shiva Lingam enshrined at Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple still contains the impression of the Dharba grass which stands as a testimonial fact to the truth. The temple is also known as Darbaranyeswarar Temple. Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple is the only temple where LordSaniswaran lost all his power to Lord Shiva that saved his devotee Nalan from the curse of Saturn. Lord Saniswaran  (Lord Shani) is worshipped and treated here as the doorkeeper of the shrine in order to worship LordSaniswaran before entering the main sanctum of Lord Shiva. 

Tirunageswaram Naganathar Temple - Rahu Temple

Thirunageswaram Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is the very famous Rahu Stalam in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to Lord Rahu. Rahu Bhagavan is worshipped at this temple along with his two consorts Nagakanni and Nagavalli. Usually, in other temples, Rahu Bhagavan is seen with a serpent face but here, at Sri Naganathaswamy Temple, Lord Rahu is seen with a human face which is its unique future. The presiding deity of Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Lord Naganathaswamy and represented by the Lingam. His consort, Goddess Parvathi is depicted as Giri Gujambika with Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathy by her side. A fascinating aspect of Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is that during milk Abhishekam, the milk when poured over the idol of Lord Rahu turns Blue and is considered to be a miracle that attracts a lot of devotees from distant places.

Nagannathaswamy Temple, Keelaperumpallam - Kethu Temple

The devotees may get certain defects caused by Kethu as Nagathosam, Kethu thosam Marriage thosam, children thosam, snake thosam, defects of the former birth are redressed when they pray here.He is a fearless planet doing all good for the devotees belonging to his Rasi. At that time Swarvabanu took divine shape sitting between the sun and moon received the Amirtham and ate it. This was informed to Mohini by the sun and moon. The Asuras head and the body were separated.The head part goes to Lord kethu. Keezhaperumpallam is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to shadow planet Ketu.Both the Devas and Asuras wanted to get Amirtham from the Pargadal(Milk Ocean).Thirumal as in the shape of Mohini was distributing Amirtham to the Devas. . Mohini was keeping a long sppon in her hand and she hit the Asuras head heavily. People pray to planet Kethu for excellence in education and family prosperity.Those facing some adverse aspects of this planet, pray first to Lord Naganatha and Kethu with red flowers, offering horsegram rice – Kollu sadham – as nivedhana and light seven deepas.Pujas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times.

Naksathra Temples (Tamilnadu) Tours

Sri Piravi Marundeeswarar Temple - Ashwini Nakshatra

Sri Piravi Marundeeswarar Temple is in Thiruthuraipoondi near Thiruvarur district. This temple is an exclusive one for Ashwini starrers. There is a belief that if Ashwini nakshatra people visit this temple and do Parihars(Special offerings) to Piravi Marundeeswarar all their sins will vanish and they will have a new birth.The unique feature of this temple is that Lord Shiva is facing the west which is rare and it is very different from the normal tradition. According to Hindu Philosophy, birth itself is considered as an illness. Piravi means Birth. Marundu means Medicine. Hence the Lord “Piravi Marundeeshwarar” is the one who acts as a medicine for getting relieved from the cycle of birth and death, that is attaining Moksha.From way back in Tarukavanam there lived some Rishies who were very proud and arrogant. They believed that Lord Siva attained his Godly character because of their Yagas. So in order to teach them a lesson Lord Siva came in disguise as a handsome beggar, mesmerized by his handsomeness all the Rishies followed him madly, like adding fuel to the fire God Vishnu too came in disguise as a glamorous lady, again these Rishis went mad behind her. After some time they realized that they have been fooled by the both and so they planned to destroy them with the help of an elephant. At this point Lord Siva revealed himself and killed the elephant and also the pride of Rishies. This is the legend behind this temple.

Nalladai Sri Agneeswarar Temple- Bharani Nakshatra

Agnishwarar Temple, located at Nalladai in Nagapatnam District in Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is around 15 km from Mayiladuthurai. The temple is popularly known as Nalladai Sivan Temple. There are three entrances with majestic Kopuras (Towers). It is a bygone temple built in 1147. The sanctum sanctorum has Lord Siva surrounded by water in order to cool down the heat from the idol. This is one among 27 Nakshatra temples. Bharani star people are advised to visit this temple at least once in their life time. As the idol here is facing west the devotees are twice blessed. It is unusual to see the lord facing West and that’s why this temple attracts more people and is also consider being more powerful and pious.People born in Bharani star pray in this temple in particular for relief from bad planetary effects. People also pray for wedding proposal, child boon and other benefits. As the temple faces west, it is believed that praying here would bring great benefits to the devotee.

Sri Kathra Sundareswarar Temple - Karthikai Nakshatra

The Kathra Sundareswarar temple is located in a place called Kanjanagaram in Nagapattinam district. The main god of this temple is Lord Shiva and he graces as Suyambumurthy and faces the West. The Lord is known by the name Kathra Sundareswarar and the Goddess is known by the name Thunga Bala Sthanambigai. Manakkanjarar was one of the 63 Nayanmars and he was born in this place. It is also believed that the 6 Krithika Maidens who took care of Lord Muruga during his childhood were also born here. This is one among 27 Nakshatra temples. Karthikai starers have certain unique characters. They normally have a strong sense of responsibility and they would like to be independent. They have extraordinary talents and intelligence but they do not have a steady mind to focus on one thing. So, it is strongly advised to visit the temple that is auspicious to their Nakshathira at least once in a year.One of the important Pooja that is performed in this temple is the Sumangali Pooja. This is done for having good progress in the marriage related matters. Women who are born in the Krithika Nakshathira are advised to do this pooja on Fridays and to have darshan of the Goddess and Her parrot. It is strongly believed that Krithika starers will have problem-free life and get relieved from the Planetary Doshas by visiting this temple at least once in a year or on their star days.

Thirupadagam Sri Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple - Rohini Nakshatra

The temple for pandava doota perumal (Sri krishna) is situated in the heart of Kanchipuram (periya kanchi), very near Ekamranatha temple. The main sanctum enshrining pandava doota perumal is very large, in keeping with the huge size of the deity. It is rectangular in plan with a very high barrel-shaped roof known as bhadra vimana. The original shrine was probably built of brick and later remodelled in stone during the chola period, about the 11th-12th centuries . The maha-mandapa in front of the main shrine also belongs to the chola age as seen from the pattern of the pillars. There is a mukha-mandapa in front, which was constructed, probably later, during the vijayanagara age. This temple is auspicious for people who were born in Rohini star. Rohini devi worshipped at this temple and married the God of moon (chandran). Chandran first married Rohini ( who is representation of knowledge) and then karthigai (representation of fire) out of the 27 stars that he married. Mythological belief is Rohini is coming every day to worship Sri krishna here who has showed her the knowledge and vishwaroopa dharshan. * Rohini Stares: Devotees who were born on Rohini star should visit this temple on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Rohini starrers seek association with learned scholars and are majestic in appearance. They are fond of touring. They are religious, follow rituals and love fine arts as music and dance. They are popular. Lord Sri Krishna graces sitting under the Badra Vimana.It is a rarest of the rare form in this temple that 25 feet tall Lord Krishna graces from the sanctum sanctorum in a sitting form.

Sri Aadhinarayana Perumal Temple- Mirugaseerisha Nakshatra

Adi Narayana Perumal Temple is located at Enkan near Thiruvaur in Tamil Nadu. The unique aspect of the temple is that murti of Bhagavan Vishnu worshiped in the temple is sitting atop Garuda. Thus, devotees get the opportunity to have Garuda seva darshan daily. This is one rare temple where Vishnu appears atop Garuda in the sanctum santorum. Lord Vishnu graces from his sanctum sanctorum on his vehicle Garuda, which is a rare form in the Vishnu temples. Here the Lord comes in the mission of rescuing one of his disciples on his vahana Garuda. The temple is an ancient one with traditional architectures and sculptors. Shri Adhi Narayana Perumal temple is near Thiruvarur .Since the Lord is seen atop the Garuda Vahana, it is strongly believed that He will be in the mission of quickly rescuing His disciples on His Garuda Vahana. So, it is advised that the people who are born on the Mirugaseerisha Nakshathira have to visit the temple at least once in a year on the Mirugaseerisha Star Days. Another famous ritual that was performed in this temple is the special pooja that was done for getting a Baby Boon. The couple who are seeking the blessings of the Lord for having a child would have to make a frame with four sugarcanes and tie a sari on it like a cradle(Thooli in Tamil). Then they will have to place the fruits in it and carry it around the temple by doing Adipradakshina (step by step manner). By doing so it is strongly believed that they will be blessed with the baby soon. Apart from these significances, this temple is also considered as the Parihara Sthala for Naga Dosha and Pakshi Dosha.

Adiramapattinam Sri Abhaya Varadeeswarar Temple -Thiruvathirai Nakshatra

This is a very ancient temple that was built nearly 2000 years ago. In early days, this place was known as Tiru Adhirai Pattinam (after the name of the star- Thiruvadirai). Later, King Adhiveerarama Pandian belonging to Tiruvadhirai Nakshathira, an ardent devotee of Lord Abhaya Varadeeswarar, carried out many renovations in the temple. So the name of this place changed to Adhi Veera Raman Pattinam (after the name of the king). Over a course of time, it became Adirampattinam. This temple is considered as more auspicious for the people who are born on Thiruvadirai Nakshathira. The most important significance of this temple is that Lord Shiva in the main Garbhagraha of this temple bestows His blessings to His devotees with His Three Eyes. The Goddess is known as Sundaranayaki. She faces the sea and so she is also called as ‘Kadal Paartha Nayaki’. It is also popularly said that the Siddhas are offering their prayers here invisibly. The greatness of this temple is said in the hymns that are sung by Thirugyanasambandar and Sundarar and it is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam. *This temple is closely associated with the Birth Star Thiruvadirai. So people who are born in this Nakshathira would get relieved from all sorts of trouble if they offer prayers to Lord Abhaya Varadeeshwarar. It is considered to be more auspicious for the Thiruvadirai starers to pray Lord Shiva on the Pradosha days or on the Thiruvadirai star days. Thiruvadirai girls who have problems in marriage are advised to visit this temple regularly and offer vastras (clothes) to the Lord and the Goddess.

Sri Athitheeswarar Temple- Punarpoosam Nakshatra

Athitheeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vaniyambadi Town in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. The shrine is believed to be more than 1000 years old. This is the special parihara Sthalam for people born on “Punarvasu” star Punarpoosam: Punarvasu or Punarpoosam is a male star with Satvic characters. Some of the basic characteristics of people born in Punarvasu nakshatra include their being religious in their orientation and sincere in their efforts. They are good in their ability to communicate and are well in control of themselves. It is their combination of strong physique as in the case of broad shoulders, and a strong mind that makes them unique. While they are generally popular among people, they would also have frequent illnesses. Punar poosam is the birth star of Lord Rama. . It is believed that kids before starting their education must worship goddess Saraswathy to become intelligent Punar poosam starrers are generally intelligent and more talented in debating, interested in tourism and could identify others’ characters easily. The temple is associated with Punarpoosam Nakshatra born people. Those people born in Punarpoosam star having trouble in horoscope will get relief after doing pujas here. Punarpoosam Star people are advised to visit this temple during their star day and are suggested to do flower pooja to the God, in order to get rid of their adverse planetary effect.

Sri Akshaya Pureeswarar Temple- Poosam Nakshatra

The Akshayapureeswarar Temple is located at Vilankulam in Thanjavur district - Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Shiva and a great art work achieved by Cholas in Tamil architecture Built in 1350 AD by Parakrama Pandyan in Vilankulam, it turned 700 years old.Poosam Nakshatra: If Poosam nakshatra people visit this temple during Saturdays and poosam star day and Akshaya Tritiya and offering Abhishekam to Sani Bhagawan all their sorrows will disperse in air. Besides those belonging to Poosam star praying for removal of planetary afflictions, those handicapped and those suffering from leg pain and those facing obstacles in wedding proposals throng the temple for remedy. Poosam starrers are advised to perform abishek to Sani Bhagawan (plant Saturn) with eight objects as oil, panchamirtham, punugu a cosmetic paste, green coconut, milk, curd etc. They also have to circumambulate the shrine eight times.The adage goes that Poosa Padam brings friendship. Padam denotes Saturn. When his leg was affected, Saturn worshipped Akshaya Pureeswarar in the temple.

Thirundhuthevankudi Sri Karkadeswarar Temple- Ayilyam Nakshatra

Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. There are two Goddesses in the temple against one normally seen in Shiva temples. They are in separate shrines. There is a hole on the body of Shivalinga made by a Karkadam –Cancer , a sea creature and an injury scar caused by Indira.Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Ayilyam, the ninth star among 27 nakshatra, has a temple dedicated to it. Ayilyam natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education. Those born of Ayilyam star are generally short tempered and active and also dull at times. They are fair in complexion with broad eyes. They will teach righteousness to others. They are fond of earning and ornaments. They are spendthrifts too.Aslesha–Ayila star under Karkadaga-Cancer Rasi has naturally medicinal powers. They also have the confidence that they can achieve this through divine backing. They have a firm mind. They should pray to Lord of this temple on their star days, new moon days, Tuesdays, Saturdays and on Ashtami days in the new moon fortnight. People of other stars too depend on Lord Karkadeswara and Arumarundu Nayaki for cure from prolonged or chronic diseases.

Sri Mahalingeswarar Temple- Maham Nakshatra

Mahalingeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thavasi Medai Village near Viralipatti in Dindigul District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is Mahalingeswarar. Mothers are Maragathavalli and Manikkavalli. The Temple is unique of the presence of two Ambikas. This Temple is known for Bhairava Sthala and also one of Star Temples for Maham Nakshatra. Maham star temple: Also, the sage Bharadwaja is one of the five sages who installed Mother Meenakshi in Madurai. His reputation is beyond the power of words. Despite high power gained through intense penance, the sage was all humble in nature. The two Peetas at the entrance of the temple are said to be Bharadhwaja himself sitting there to have the touch of the feet of devotees on his head. Born in the Maham Star, special pujas are performed in his favour on this day. It is believed that many noble souls and sages partake in the pujas invisibly. It is advised that those born in Magam star should take Sage Bharadhwaja as their Guru and worship Lord Shiva with abishekams and archanas on Magam star days, Panchami, Sashti, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Pradosham and monthly Shivarathri days to sustain a happy and prosperous life. Maham starers: Naturally, Maham people worship here for relief from adverse planetary problems. Special pujas are performed for Lord and Mother on Masi Maham festival day. For remedy from illnesses, devotees light ghee lamps. Those facing Vasthu problems in their houses, also worship here. Devotees perform abishekam and offer Vastras to Lord and Mother. Special pujas are performed to Lord and Mother on the Masi Maham day when those born on Maham Star pray. Devotees light ghee lamps in Shiva shrine for cure from illness. Special pujas are performed by those facing Vasthu problems in their houses.

Sri Hari Theertheswarar (Arangulanathar) Temple - Pooram Nakshatra

Hari Theertheswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thiruvarankulam in Alangudi Taluk in Pudukottai District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is Hari Theertheswarar / Arangulanathar and Mother is Brahadhambal / Periya Nayagi. The Temple was called as Kulothunga Chozheeswaram during ancient times. The temple is dedicated to Pooram star. Those born in this star are advised to visit the temple as often as they could, on their annual star day, monthly star days, wedding days and Aadi Pooram day. Chola king Kalmashapadan was much annoyed as he did not have a progeny even after long years of marriage. He appealed to Sage Agasthya who advised him to go to Tiruvarankulam and worship the Shivalinga. The king came to this place but could not find the Shivalinga and sought the help of shepherds. They told him that people carrying puja materials through this way fall down at a particular spot. The king dug the spot when the earth began to bleed. The Shivalinga was there. The king attempted to kill himself for injuring the Lord. Lord appeared, prevented the king from the attempt and offered darshan with Mother Parvathi in His wedding form. The temple was built there. The event took place on a Pooram star day. He was also gifted with a male child. There was a golden palm tree on the outer corridor of the temple yielding golden fruits. It is said that the temple was built with the sale proceeds of the golden fruit. Now, the tree is not there. There is a pillar now. The temple was built before the 12th century and renovated by Cholas and Pandyas. As the holy spring came from the head of Hara, it is called Hara theertham. The place came to be known as Tiru Haran Kulam- Tiruvarnkulam. Hara-Shiva. Pooram starers: People of Pooram star are noted for their discipline, courage, sharp thinking and entrepreneurship. They are people of integrity and popular in society. There is a separate shrine for Lord Subramania behind the sanctum sanctorum. Poora Theertham is a spring in the world of Agni. There are Shiva theertha, Naga theertha, Gnanabrahmma theertha, Indira theertha, Sri theertha, Skanda theertha and Guru theertha – seven theerthas in the Poora star region. The temple is dedicated to Pooram star. Those born in this star are advised to visit the temple as often as they could, on their annual star day, monthly star days, wedding days and Aadi Pooram day. Pooram starrers worship in the temples seeking relief from problems they face. Also child boon seekers, those affected by mental disorders and other planetary effects pray the Sri Chakra in the Ambica shrine.

Edayathumangalam Sri Mangalyeswarar Temple- Uthiram Stares

Mangalyeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Edayathumangalam Village near Lalgudi Town in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Mangalyeswarar and Mother is called as Mangalambikai. Uthiram Starers: Uthiram star people are generally good in nature with friends and relatives and are grateful to those who help them. They love luxuries. Keep their promises and are pious. Lord Mangalyeswarar graces facing east and Mother Mangalambikai facing south. There are shrines for Lord Vinayaka, Mangalya Maharshi, Lords Dakshinamurthi, Pickshadanar, Arthanareeswarar, Muruga with Valli and Deivanai, Chandikeswara, Mother Durga, Nandhi and Navagrahas the nine planets..Besides Uthiram starrers worshipping for relief from adversities they face due to planetary movements, others mainly are seeking wedding boons and family unity. Devotees pray for relief from leg pains. Women of Uthiram star pray for the longevity of their husbands. The aged, driven out by sons pray for safe return to homes. Soon after a wedding alliance is settled, the parties, after praying in their own family deity temples, come here to pray to Mangalya Marshi, place the invitation in his shrine and pray for his blessing for smooth procedure of the function till the end. After marriage, the couples come and pray to Lord gratefully. Any obstacle in the wedding proposals vanishes if the blessing of Lord is sought, according to faith.

Sri Krupakupareswarar Temple - Hastha Nakshatra

The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and He is a Suyambu Linga. He is known by the name Krupakupareswarar. Krupakupareswarar is a God who is full of mercy to His devotees. It is strongly believed that the Lord protects his devotees from any sort of difficulties when He is prayed to wholeheartedly. People who are born on Hastha Nakshathira are advised to visit this temple as often as they could since that would help them in getting relieved from the adverse effects of the planetary positions. They are advised to offer Pooja to the Lord and the Goddess with Nivedhanas of Laddu, Vada, and Payasam. People who seek happy wedding life and Child Boon come to this temple with a Cow and Calf and go round the Prakara. It is said that by doing so, they get their wishes fulfilled and they would get a peaceful life. Hastha Starers: Those belonging to Hastha Nakshathira seemed to be fond of dresses and ornaments. They show great interest in education, enjoy music, dance and other fine arts. They are normally talkative and humorous in nature. But they tend to have a confused mind and they wish for peaceful life.While devotees place their prayers to the Lord for happy wedding life, child boon and education in general, those born of Hastha star pray for relief from adverse planetary effects in the temple.

Sri Chitraradha Perumal Temple- Chithirai Nakshatra

Chitra Radha Vallabha Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Kuruvithurai Village near Cholavandhan in Vadipatti Taluk in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Chitra Radha Vallaba Perumal and Mother is called as Shenbagavalli Thaayar. Though the primary deity of the temple is actually Lord Vishnu, the temple is famous as Lord Guru’s shrine. Since it is Guru Parihara Sthalam, Guru Peyarchi day is the biggest day of the year at this temple with lakhs of devotees visiting the temple on that day. *Chithirai Starers: Chitra starrers are of a reserved type confining themselves to their own self. They are fond of touring, good in education, courageous and love even enemies. They achieve what they wish by adjusting to others views. Chitra starrers pray to Lord of the temple for relief from adverse planetary aspects, especially those facing adverse Jupiter aspects and take up remedial pujas. According to astrology,favourable Jupiter aspect alone would help settling happy marriages and offer child boon. Practical experiences also confirm this theory.

Sri Dhatheeswarar Temple- Swathi Nakshatra

It is believed that the temple was originally built by the Pandiya King Jatavarman Sundara Pandya in the 13th century CE. Later additions and renovations were done by the Nayaka kings. Two great Siddhas, Padukkai Jadamudi Siddha and Prana Deepika Siddha performed penance in this place. They installed a Shivalinga under a Gooseberry tree and named in Nelliappar. Thathiri in Sanskrit means gooseberry and the Tamil name is Nelli. As the place is fragrant, it is also called Tirumanam-good fragrance. It is called Siddhar Kadu as Siddhas lived here. It is Chitukadunow. Swathi Starers: Swathi Starers are sharp in thinking and action. Love luxuries. Trust worthy.Sitharkadu Sivan Temple is the temple dedicated to Dhathreeswarar (God for solving problems related to Illness and Poverty) and Prasunakunthalambigai Ambal (Godess for solving problems related to Marriage and Prosperity). Besides Swathi people generally worshipping for relief from adverse planetary effects, those facing obstacles in marriage proposals and those suffering from cardiac problems pray to Lord for solutions

Sri Tirumalai Kumaraswami Temple- Visakam Nakshatra

Those born under the Visakha star should visit this temple at least once in their life. During the star days of Lord Murugan such as Visakha, Karthika and Uttiram, herbs like Odavalli, Nala and Thirumalai were also grown in this hill to express their importance . For the sake of wealth, the root of the Thirumalai plant and the Tanakarshana yantra were combined and worshiped at one time. Today these herbs cannot be identified a tamarind tree Visakam Starers: Visakam starrers show more interest in trading and are capable of achieving the impossible. They boast of themselves. They are Charitable in nature, The presiding deity is also known as Mookan. There are 626 steps to reach the hill temple. There are 16 steps to Lord Vinayaka shrine representing 16 types of wealth. Mother Tirumalaikali graces at the top of the hill.Visakam starrers and others pray for relief from planetary adversities and believe that Lord Muruga grants all their wishes.

Sri Mahalakshmiswarar Temple- Anusham Nakshatra

Anusham star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Mahalakshmiswarar temple located at Tirunindriyur in Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Anusham, the 17th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. Generally, those born of Anuradha star command respect among relatives. They occupy high positions and have the luck of being honoured by the Government. They understand the mind of others and behave accordingly. They are fond of touring places. Persons born in this nakshatra will be sincere and with great commitment to work . They will usually show interest in various fields. They will be rich, strong physically, selfish and will get success professionally. Generally, those born of Anuradha star command respect among relatives. They will not be frank while speaking to others.This temple is famous for those who are born during the time of “Anusham Nakshatram”. This is also a Parihara sthalam for those suffering from Brahmahathi dosham. Those who worship the lord here will be blessed with a peaceful life free from ailments, fear and sins. Also, people pray here on new moon days to seek salvation of their ancestors’ souls

Sri Varadarajaperumal Temple - Kettai Nakshatra

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple located in Pasupathikoil in Thanjavur Dist. The main god of the temple is Lord Vishnu and the Goddess is Perundevi. People who are born on Kettai Nakshathira are strongly advised to visit this temple at least once in a year on their birth star days. The main significance is that Periya Nambi who attained moksha here was born on Kettai Nakshathira. So his birth star day is celebrated in a grand manner in this temple. Kettai Starers: People who are born on Kettai Nakshathira are noted for their excellence in education, courage, and humor. They tend to get all the happiness and prosperity in their life through proper means. Though they are short tempered, they don’t do any harm to others.Kettai Starers pray to HIM for the betterment of their life by offering white clothes and Jasmine flower garlands. They also light ghee lamps in the shrine of Periya Nambi praying for happy and prosperous life. Apart from ghee, they light the lamps with special oil. This oil is made with three herbals namely Maruthani, Karisalankanni, and Sembaruthi. It is to be noted that these herbs are considered more sacred and are available in the temple itself. Nivedhanas like Vada and Adirasam are offered by the devotees to the Lord during the poojas. It is also believed that people who are suffering from the ailments related eyes and vision offer their prayers to Koorathazhwar.

Sri Singeeswarar Temple- Moolam Nakshatra

Singeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Mappedu Village near Perambakkam in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is Singeeswarar and Mother is Pushpa Gujambal. This is a recently renovated ancient temple and is a special temple for people born in ‘Moolam’ star. There is an idol of Sri Anjaneya in front of Lord Shiva shrine playing the Veena. Those aspiring skill in music pray to him. The Place Mappedu was originally called as Meipedu. Moolam Stars: People belonging to Moola star know no idleness and are found very active life and fond of arts. They are fair in look. They are particular in food choices and like fruits. They are healthy. Moola starrers pray here for reliefs they need. Moola people are advised to pray in this temple for gaining excellence in education and speech.It is believed that worshipping the Lord by standing on a stone called NavaVyakarna stone (Nava Vyakarna in Sanskrit means grammar of the language) cures bone and joint related diseases. Devotees perform abishek and offer vastras to Lord and Mother. The faith is that a devotee will realize all his/her wishes if they light lamps worshipping Mother Durga in the temple continuously for 42 weeks.

Sri Akashapureeswarar Temple- Pooradam Nakshatra

Akashapureeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kaduveli Village in Thiruvaiyaru Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is also called as Kaduveli Siddhar Temple. Presiding Deity is Akashapureeswarar and Mother is Mangalambikai. The temple is associated with Pooradam Nakshathra and is called as Pooradam Star Temple. The place is considered as birthplace of Kaduveli Siddhar. Pooradam Stars: The Pooradam starrers are generally fond of luxuries and they are determined to achieve their goals in their life. They have a greater capacity of analyzing, assessing the situations and providing useful advice. They tend to be stronger mentally than physically.The belief is that this temple is engulfed with the brilliant energy in the form of light from space of Poorada Nakshathra. Since Kaduveli means open space, and the open space begins at the edge of the cosmic rays Kaduveli where the temple exists is believed to be the edge of cosmic space.

Sri Brahmmapureeswarar (Meenakshi Sundareswarar) Temple- Uthiradam Nakshatra

The presiding deities are Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam and Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri. There is a separate shrine for Lord Brahma. The idol of Lord Brahma is in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus. The temple complex also has the Jeeva Samadhi of Yogi Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras. Lord Nataraja here graces as a classical dancer and his spouse Parvathi is in the adjacent shrine in the name of Sri Meenakshi.According to scriptures, Brahamma had five heads as an equal to Lord Shiva. Since Brhamma was also handling the Creation, He thought that He was superior to Lord Shiva. To teach Him a lesson, Lord Shiva took off one of Brahamma’shead. Having committed wrong to Lord Shiva, Brahmma wandered to all Shiva temples for remedy including this temple. As Brahmma worshipped Shiva here, the Lord is praised as Brahmmapureeswara. Mother is praised as Brahmmavidyambikai and also as Poongudiyal. The original temple was reduced to ruins in course of time and was built completely a new. Uthiram Stars: The people who are born on Uthiradam Nakshathira tend to be more beautiful and handsome in looks. They would be physically strong and courageous. Moreover, they would be sweet in talk and have the capability of convincing others of their views. Aadam means First. So Uthiradam is considered as the senior most Nakshathira of all the 27 Nakshatras. The Goddess Poongudiyaal is considered as the deity (Naksthathira Nayaki) for the Uthiradam Nakshathira. So it is believed that all the deities corresponding to the 26 stars perform Padapooja (worshipping the feet) to the Goddess Poongudiyaal. Also, Lord Ganesha is considered as the Athi Devatha of this Nakshathira. So, it is advised that people who are born on Uthiradam Nakshathira should visit this temple on their star days to get rid of all the Doshas and the difficulties in their life.

Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple- Tiruvonam Nakshatra

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Thiruparkadal Village in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. This temple is considered to be testimony for the unity of Shaivism and Vaishnavism, where Thirumal stands on God Siva to show the world, the amalgamation of Vaishnavism with Saivism and to enlighten both of them are one and the same. Presiding Deity is called as Prasanna Venkateswara Perumal. Mother is called as Alarmel Mangai. The Temple follows Vaikanasa Agamam. This is a nakshatra parihara sthalam for Thiruvonam/Sharavana nakshatra folks. Those born in Thiruvonam nakshatra are encouraged to visit this temple as often as possible in their life time. Tiruvonam Stars: Tiruvonam starrers are devout and respect elders. They participate in public affairs with interest. They are helpful in nature and own lands. This is a nakshatra parihara sthalam for Thiruvonam/Sharavana nakshatra folks. Those born in Thiruvonam nakshatra are encouraged to visit this temple as often as possible in their life time. However the days of Thiruvonam nakshatra are ideal for visit.The belief is that all efforts end in success if the devotee lights ghee lamps and perform Tulsi archanas for Perumal. They also offer garlands made of 108 turmeric pieces to Mother Alarmel Mangai Thayar for a happy marriage.

Sri Brahmmagnana Pureeswarar Temple - Avittam Nakshatra

This temple has Lord Siva as its presiding deity along with the Goddess Pushpavathi. As the temple is very ancient it is little bit worn-out, and the path to this temple is stashed between bushes, yet a visit to this temple is worth in terms of its archaeological beauty. All Siva temples will have one Nandi (bull) before the Lord but out of usual there are two nandis before Lord Siva and Puspavathi and it is believed that if we offer cashew and groundnut garland to the Nandis our struggles will cease and we will have good fortune. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. Avittam Stars: Shravishta or Avittam star people are generally well to do and are popular with public support. They are majestic in look and self-confident. Though short-tempered, they adopt a cautious approach . They give due respect to their wives., Lord Brahmma attained wisdom on AVITTAM STAR DAY this place assumed importance . It is advised that Avittam star people visit this temple as often as they could or on the particular star day or birthday or on the star day falling in the month of Avani (August-September) and follow a step by step pradakshina which would favorably change their destiny totally. The Brahmmapureeshwarar Temple is considered as very auspicious for the people who are born on Avittam Nakshathira. They are advised to worship the Lord and the Goddess wholeheartedly to get rid of the ill-effects of planetary positions, removal of any obstacles in marriage, getting good education and unity in the family.

Devotees pray here for the education of their children, business development mental peace. As there are lines in foot too as in our fingers, it is advised that the step by step pradakshina should be done by pressing the feet so that the prints should be recorded in the temple soil. Avittam starrers pray here for relief from any adverse planetary reasons. Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in marriage efforts, good education and for brain health and family unity

Sri Agnipureeswarar Temple- Sathayam Nakshatra

Agnipureeswarar Temple (also called Thirupugalur temple) in Thirupugalur, a village in Nagapattinam district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Shiva. Constructed in the Tamil style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the Cholas period in the 10th century. Shiva is worshipped as Agnipureeswarar and his consort Parvathi as Karundar Kuzhali. The temple is believed to be the place where Saiva saint Appar is believed to have attained salvation. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple has a five-tiered Rajagopurams, the gateway tower. The temple is open from 6 am - 12 pm and 4-8:30 pm on all days except during new moon days when it is open the full day. Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the ten-day VaikasipournamiBrahmotsavam festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May - June) and float festival for Agnipureeswarar during the Tamil month of Vaikasi being the most prominent festivals. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Sathayam star people visit this temple often to get rid of their struggles in marriage, child boon and business prosperity. SATHAYAM NAKSHATHRA: Will have a charming look to look at. They are wealthy. They are patient and act with a broad mind. Able to accomplish what is in the mind. Will be active only after decisive idea.Sathayam star people visit this temple often to get rid of their struggles in marriage, child birth and business loss. This temple is noted for Vasthu benefits (house construction), smooth delivery and happy wedding. Devotees will bring the first stone of their house and perform poojas for it in order to guard their houses from evil spirits.

Sri Tiruvaneshwar Temple- Poorattadhi Nakshatra

Presiding Deity is called as Gajaranyeswarar / Tiruvaneshwar / Karivanathar / Aanaikkara Peruman / Gaja Arohaneswarar / Aanesar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. The temple is associated with Pooratadhi Nakshathra and is called as Pooratadhi Star Temple. It is believed that this is one of the Mada temple built by Kochengata Chola. Those born in Poorattadhi star are capable of understanding others and have a steadfast mind and all physical fitness. They like to lead a comfortable life. They love their wives. Also friendly in nature and move freely with others. They also concentrate on their jobs.While Poorattadhi people pray for solutions to their problems, for proficiency in Music, many pray the Lord of the temple.

Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple- Uthirattathi Nakshatra

This temple is located near the famous Aavudaiyar temple. The Presiding Deity is Lord Shiva and He is a Suyambu Moorthy and the Goddess is Brahannayaki. Here comes the temple for Uthirattadhi Nakshathitra. Uthiratadhi starrers have oratory skills and good in education. They are fond of dresses and jewels, usually short-tempered. They are pious and good looking.

The temple has special significance attached to Uthiratadhi star. Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Purandhaka and divine sculptor Viswakarama were born in this star. They come here on all monthly star days to worship Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar to perform pujas in their invisible form, according to belief. Hence the starrers are advised to visit the temple as often as they can or at least on their annual star day, perform Homas with a nivedhana of sweet pudding made with cashews, ghee, badam, grapes and honey for relief from problems as debt burden and progress in efforts stalled due to reasons known or unknown. As Fire God and Sun also known as Ayan worshipped here, the place is named Theeyathur. Thee in Tamil means fire. As hot Agni worshipped here, those suffering from heat related diseases worship here.

Sri Kailasanathar Temple- Revathi Nakshatra

Kailasanathar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Karukudi Village in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Karunakara Valli. The temple is associated with Revathi Nakshathra and is called as Revathi Star Temple. People of Revathi star give more weight to wife’s views. They are friendly, courageous and honest, yet think high of themselves and love luxury. They possess the power to conquer enemies.

Besides Revathi starrers worshipping in the temple for relief from doshas they face, other facing illnesses due to water related problems, vision and prolonged diseases perform special archanas to Lord. It is strongly believed that the people who are born on Revathi Nakshathira would get relieved from all the Doshas and the illnesses by performing milk abishekam to Lord during the last 12 minutes of the Revathi Nakshathira, before the start of Aswini Nakshathira.

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