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Suriyanar Koil, Kumbakonam

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See one of the few historic temples devoted to the Sun god, Suriyanar, and the only temple in Tamil Nadu with shrines for all the planetary deities at Suriyanar Koil. Observe the Dravidian architecture of the Vijayanagar period, all the way from the 11th century, as well as the masonry of a five-storey gopura tower and the granite wall enclosing all the shrines of the temple. Participate in the service with worship being held with pipe and percussion instruments, religious instructions read by priests, and prostration by devotees in front of the temple mast. Light a set of lamps to show reverence and obtain good luck. Put Suriyanar Koil and other Kumbakonam attractions into our Kumbakonam trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you are going not to do a puja to one of the planets but simply to see and experience this unique temple where all nine planets are featured for worship, first of all know that you don't need a gui...  more »
  • Sun is considered the lord of 9 planets as per Indian Astrology though this is an ancient temple is not very big compared to the most of the temples around Kumbakonam town, The Sun idol is between 4 t...  more »
  • We had visited this temple dedicated to Sun God and located about 15 km in the outskirts of Kumbakonam town. We reached just in time since the temple was about to close at 1 pm in the afternoon. We fo...  more »
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  • Temple with all grahas. Usually crowded on Sundays as it is well known day for the planet Sun. Parking is available and the temple is maintained well. Many pujas are done for all the grahas. Directions are there everywhere to reach this temple. The road covering this temple are very green and the road is also good.
  • One of the Nava Graha Sthalams. Beautiful temple, but only for the believers. Not of architectural significance
  • in our life we see first god is lord sun..lord sun is the main deity of this temple..lord sun removed health problems in eye..all navagrahas we seen in this temple
  • One if the navagraha sthalam in and around Kumbakonam.. Dedicated to Suryanar..Sun god..
  • Very holy temple, you can see all the navagrahas at one place. You can buy all pooja items inside the temple which is as per govt rate.