Suriyanar Koil, Kumbakonam

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. By using our Kumbakonam trip itinerary planning website , you can arrange your visit to Suriyanar Koil and other attractions in Kumbakonam.
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  • Should not miss this temple and if any one is one navagraha visits , they should not miss out this temple , Dedicated to Sun planet and very powerful  more »
  • We family attended this suya nair kovil duri g pongal and did pooja for nava graha 9 planets inside the temple. The coconuts and flowers available @Rs.300 in a package for pooja and Rs.70 is the ticke...  more »
  • This temple visited after visiting ketu temple on the way reaching to Kumbakonam. Where you can visiti all navagrahas in this temple.  more »
  • (Be AWARE All the POOJA ITEMS are available within Temple. NO NEED To Buy at OUTSIDERS) The place which is especially for 9 planets.. Here Lord guru is getting knowledge transferred from Sun directly.. If you are looking stable business., Good Marks in your studies.. Go there and do archana to the nine planets with hope.. That works..
  • Nice temple. In the premises you can find temples for all the navagrahas along with lord Surya. Temple is open till night 9.00. Finding parking can be an issue during peak hours.
  • Not maintaining the cleaning. Very bad smell in side the temple compound. Floor also got damaged in some areas.
  • Very nice. I am going to first time visiting in this place of temple.
  • Surya Kovil. SURYA TEMPLE About 30 min by car from Kumbakonam , SUNDAY most preferred day Best is to leave early and reach by 6 am or little before to avoid rush and enjoy early morning peaceful darshan. Post morning hours rush builds up on sundays . Fairly Good roads till the temple. Park near the temple and walk for 3-4 min. The sun temple is west facing. As soon as you enter inside buy coconuts / ghee deepam/ yellow and red cloth and then the tickets for Archana and the coconuts on the left counter (generally ten coconuts are bought one for each Graha and one for Lord Ganapathy) . One could always get WHEAT, JAGERRY, RED/ orange coloured fruit . And red dhoti (ang vastaram) from origin for the sun God Pooja . You can get a (unofficial) guide at the coconut counter itself for speedy darshan and helps as he explains the way around . Start with Ganapathy darshan , Poojari will collect the tickets and do Archana , then move towards Main temple choose special Darshan que and enter the main temple for SUN and GURU idol darshan. Offer RED and yellow flowers respectively. And then move to all the graha darshan and at each Place one coconut Is offered post that again from Ganapathi idol start 9 Rounds around the temple idols . In the end prostrate facing NORTH (near the main entrance / sthamba) It takes approx 1 .30 hrs plus depending on the rush. God bless 🙌

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