Thirupazhanam – Sri Abathsagayeswarar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Abathsagayeswarar Temple

Period of origin

Before 7 th Century.  had sung in .

Name of deity


Ambal: Periyanayaki

SthalaTheertham: Mangala Theertham

Stalavriksham: Vazhai (Banana Tree)

Dhevaram: Thirugnanasampanthar, Appar and Manikavasagar


This is the place where Lord Shiva collected Fruits for Nandhi’s Marriage

The fruits needed for Lord Nandhi’s Marriage has been sent from this place, hence this place is called as Thirupazhanam (Pazham means fruit in Tamil).

Here the Lord save his devotees form the danger comes in there life,hence he is called asAbathsagayeswarar (savior). It is said to be that Lord Vishnu and Mahalakshmi came to this place and got rid of their curse by installing lingam and offering prayer. Hence we can see a separate shrine for Venugopalar and separate vriksham (jack fruit tree).

Saptha Sthana Thiruvizha, Mahasivarathri and Appar kaatchi are the major festivals celebrated here.

This one of the Saptha sthana Sthalam, this is Second in order Unlike other temples Ashtathikubalagar and Ashtalakshmi are seen in Koshtam.

Inside the premises we can see Medha Dakshinamoorthy, Pasupatheeswarar, Apputhiadigal, Saptha rishi, Vinayagr, Murugan, Sapthamatharkal, Venugopalar, Nataraja sabai and Bhairavar.

All the Navagraha facing sun is a special here.

Out side the premises there is a Separate shrine for Ambal, Jack fruit tree, banana tree, holy water tank, and a place believed to be where Paranashala built by Agasthiyar.

Agasthiyar and chandran had worshiped in this place.

The Rajagopuram consists of three stages has been renovated by the devotees recently and Maha Rudhra Homam conducted. The premises looks clean, mobile number of a person who guards the temple has been written in the temple gate.

Archakar from Thiruvaiyaru temple offering poojas in the morning time only

Temple Timings:

8.30 am to 11 pm and 4.30 pm to 7 pm

Temple Telephone Number:

04362 326668 and 9751072649

Temple Address:

Sri Abathsagayeswarar Temple
Thiruvaiyaru (Via)
Thanjavur (Dist)

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