The Thiruvaneshwara temple is located in Ramanathapuram near Thirukattupalli. It is meant for people born under the Poorattadhi star. Such people are advised to visit this temple at least once a year to lead a trouble free and happy life. This temple was built by Kochengat Cholan and is believed to be at least 1800 years old.
About The Temple
A great spiritual leader of the 20th century, His Holiness Kanchi Sri Maha Periaval, had chosen this temple to meditate in and stay in, for a week. Those born under Pooratadhi star are advised to visit this temple and worship as often as they could or at least on their annual birth star day. Worshipping the Lord on these days would help developing mental stability and wisdom. They are also advised to donate clothes of different colours to the poor which would protect them even in their subsequent births washing off all their doings committed knowingly or unknowingly. Sahadeva, the last of the Pandava brothers was a man of letters. He had a wonderful knowledge in astrology. Duryodhana, the arch rival of Pandavas came to Sahadeva seeking an auspicious day to commence the war against them. He knows the integrity and honesty of Sahadeva who would not, even for high gains, would not betray even his enemy. Sahadeva gave him the best and true prediction asking him to declare the war against them on new moon – Amavasya-day. Worshipping in this temple would ensure such knowledge and noble mind to the devotee. Yet, Lord Krishna played his own trick and advanced Amavasya to defeat the Duryodhanas.
About the Deity
The main deity is Shiva. He is called Sri Tiruvaneshwar. His consort is Goddess Kamakshi Amman.Lord Tiruvaneshwar graces facing east and Mother Goddess grace facing south in a standing form.
Legend and Stories
Legend goes that Kala Bhairava, the authority of Time, had created seven days under the Poorattadhi star, took them on an elephant in procession. According to the land history (Sthala Purana) this took place in this temple land. Vimana of the presiding deity (tower above the sanctum sanctorum) is called Gaja Kataksha Vimana. It is believed that Iravadham elephant (white elephant) and Indira worship in this temple on Poorattadhi star days.
Special abisheks and pujas are performed in the temple on all Poorattadhi star days in the year
While Poorattadhi people pray for solutions to their problems, for proficiency in Music, many pray the Lord of the temple
Nearby Place To Visit
Andalakkum Aiyan Temple
Padikasu Nathar Temple
Gajendra Varadhan Temple
Hara Shaba Vimochana Perumal Temple
Adhivaraha Perumal Temple
One should reach Tirukattupalli 17 km from Tiruvaiyaru. Ranganathapuram is 2 km south of Agarapettai from Tirukattupalli. The closest railways are in Thanjavur and the closest airport is in Trichy.
Sri Tiruvaneshwar Temple,
Ranganahapuram Post, Via Tirukattupalli
Tiruvaiyaru Taluk, Thanjavur district, Pin Code – 613 104
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For proficiency in Music
- Pooratadhi people get solutions to their problem
- For general well-being of people born under Poorvabhadra/Poorattadhi star
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 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m