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Arulmigu Agneeswarar Temple, Sukran Sthalam | TamilNadu, Thanjavur

Holding a stick, beads and lotus in his hands, Sukran,  the sixth graha represents comfort, luxury, beauty, prosperity. He is also Sukracharya, the Guru of Asuras and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. In the Agneeswarar temple Sukran is believed to be in the Lingam of the Lord. The temple constructed during the Cholas also show inscriptions from the Vijayanagara era. Legend has it that Shiva blessed Paraasara muni with a vision of the Mukti Tandava here. Haradatta Sivacharyar is said to have composed his works in sanskrit here and many of his stories are associated with the temple . Appar, the Tamil saint poet is said to have visited Kanjanur to worship the Lord.


The deity is called Agneeswarar as Agni is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva here. It is here in this shrine that Brahma had the vision of Lord Shiva's marriage to Parvati Devi. Legends describe that Sukracharya who used his knowledge of Mritasanjivani vidya to empower the asura army was swallowed by Lord Shiva. He stayed in siddha state until Parvathy convinced her husband to let him go. Hence, there is no separate shrine for Sukran here, a...View more


Agneeswarar temple is built in the Dravidian style of architecture.There are inscriptions from Cholas and Vijayanagara empires in the shrine. The raja gopuram is a five tiered structure adorned with intricate carvings in bright colours. The Lingam idol is 'swayambhu'.The Nataraja idol of Shiva in the Mukti-Tandava pose is situated in the Nataraj Sabha Mandap. The stone cut walls, the courtyards, the long halls with an array of pillars symbolises ...View more

Darsan Info

Temple timings : 6.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M. and 4.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M
Fridays are considered auspicious to visit Arulmigu Agneeswarar Temple

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu


Kumbakonam has a salient place in the history of South India as it served as the capital for medieval Cholas. The place is known for its temples and monasteries. The place is famous for Mahamaham festival celebrated at the Mahamaham tank once in 12 years.

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Arulmigu Agneeswarar Temple, Sukran Sthalam,Kanjanoor, Tamil Nadu
+91 44352473737

By rail : Kumbakonam is the nearest railway station and is well connected to other parts of the state.  

By air : Trichirappalli is the nearest airport. Buses ply from Trichy to Kumbakonam. 
By road : Regular buses run between Kumbakonam and Agneeswarar temple. The travel time is around 30 mins.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

The priests perform the regular temple rituals. Six prayer services are offered daily at Arulmigu Agneeswarar Temple

Regular Offerings

White cloth, white lotus, mochai, diamond

Special rituals

Unique feature is that the oil abhishekam done is fully absorbed by the idol at Arulmigu Agneeswarar Temple

famous Festivals

February - Haradatta Sivacharyar festival (Jan/Feb)
March - Maha Shivratri
October - Navratri
November - Karthika

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