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Paridiyappar Temple


Sri Bhaskareswarar, Parithiappar (Parithi Niyamam) temple is located in the city of Parithiappar Koil, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old. The temple is adulated in the Thevaram songs of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 101st Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery lauded in songs. Akshaya Thrithiya, Masi Ratha Sapthami in February-March, 10 day Panguni Surya puja in March-April are the celebrations celebrated in the temple. Sun God shared in the Yajna directed by Daksha without the consent of Lord Shiva and was accordingly rebuffed by Lord Akora Veerabadra and brought about doshas. For help, Sun loved Lord in 16 Shiva sthalas. Sankarankoil, Thalai Gnayiru,Suriyanar Koil and Tirumangalakudi in South and Konark in north are among these 16 places. This is likewise the place of worship allowing life span to devotees. It is trusted that Sage Markandeya is venerating the Lord even now indistinctly. Those affliction from drawn out and extreme diseases attract advantage from appealing to Lord Shiva in this temple. Individuals achieving the age of 60, 70 and 80 observe Ayush Homa (life span adore) in this temple. One Brhamma Shrama and his wife Susheelai brought about a condemnation to be conceived as bird and parrot. They revered Lord Shiva here and were alleviated of the condemnation.

About the Temple

Master Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. Sun God commits his puja to Lord on Panguni 18, 19 and 20 in March-April with his beams submitted on Lord Shiva. This is the main temple where Sun remains before Lord making the most of His darshan. There are 3 Chandikeswaras in the prakara. Behind the goshta divider are Lord Maha Vishnu and Sri Anjanya one next to the other. Extremely Ancient Temple. it confronting East. Five rajagopuram are there. The passage of first gopuram had a kodimaram, vinayagar, nandhi, palipeedam, Ambal temple is arranged close to the vasantha mandapam confronting south. Acossing the second gopuram vinayagar, murugan, Gajalaxmi sannathi are there to revere. Natraja saba are there. Close to that bairavar, suryan, chandiran and navagraham are there. Murugan in this temple is consider and revere varaprasatha moorthy. Subsequent to worshiping dwarabalakar and vinayagar and go into the sannnithi to adore swambu moorthhy. Inverse to moolavar nandhi, palipeedam.


When, Sun God known as Parithi in Tamil was influenced by an extreme infection. He surrendered to Lord Shiva for alleviation. Master exhorted Sun to achieve this spot, make a heavenly spring, introduce a Shivalinga and worship Him. Sun fastidiously took after Lord's recommendation and picked up help from the illness. As Lord Shiva graced the Sun, He is named Parithi Appar in Tamil and Bhaskhareswara in Sanskrit. The other story is that Emperor Shibi, having a place with Lord Sri Rama's Surya administration in the climbing request, denied his imperial life and set out on a journey of Shiva sthalas. He is the ruler who rendered equity to a pigeon offering his own substance. Amid the journey, the head was unwinding at this spot. His escort was get-together grass for bolstering the stallion. While he burrowed the area for grass, his instrument touched the Shivalinga underneath and started to drain. The ruler requested for further burrowing and discovered the Surya Linga. He performed abishek to the Linga and revered. A scar on the Linga is still a proof of this occasion, as per sthala purana. The sovereign learnt the birthplace of Linga from a sage. The Linga introduced by Sun was conveyed out to the world through one having a place with his own administration. The beams of Sun fall on Lord amid March-April (Panguni Tamil month on 18, 19 and 20).


Akshaya Thrithiya, Masi Ratha Sapthami in February-March, 10 day Panguni Surya puja in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Lord is a swayambumurthy in the temple. The beams of Sun fall on the Lord on 18, 19 and 20 in the Tamil month of Panguni. He is in a standing stance before the Linga in the temple, an uncommon darshan only in this temple. There are 3 Chandikeswaras in the prakara. Ruler Maha Vishnu and Sri Anjaneya are in the goshta divider behind the sanctum.This is the spot where Sun was calmed of his doshas, consequently noted for its significance to perform ceremonies for the predecessors. Pithur dosha may fall on one because of the unfriendly part of any planet. Those conceived on Karthika, Uthiram, Uthiradam star days, those experiencing Sun fundamental period in life, those conceived under Leo ascendant and Rasi and in the months Chithirai (April-May), Aavani (September-October), Aipasi (October-November) and on the first day of any Tamil month, implore here on the first Sunday of the full moon fortnight to get eased from every single unfavorable angle influencing them. People perform abishek to Lord and Mother with vastras and contribute for the redesign of the temple.


It takes 21 minutes to travel from Thanjavur to Paruthiyappar Temple. Approximate driving distance between Thanjavur and Paruthiyappar Temple is 18 kms or 11.2 miles or 9.7 nautical miles. Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.


Paridiyappar Temple ,
Orathanadu Taluk,
Tamil Nadu,


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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