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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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  • Surya temple is one of the Navaghara temples around kunbakonam. A must visit temple and very near to another Navaghara sukaran temple. This temple will be crowded on Sat and Sun and we have special da...  more »
  • This temple is for the faithful. A small temple, it is dedicated to Surya Narayana. It is one of the Navagraha Sthalams. The main temple is surrounded by smaller shrines dedicated to the Nava Grahas. ...  more »
  • Only temple to have Suriyan as the main god, surrounded by all other navagraha idols. The temple is small but many devotees to it. 
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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.