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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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  • Last September 2016, we went to this temple staying in Sithi Residency, Kumbakonam as we are from Coimbatore. This is our second time visit to this temple. on your entry, at left, cash counter is ther...  more »
  • There is no maintainance in temple .No development by the Government for the temple.Beggars are disturbing around  more »
  • Crowded unorganised temple.Sun god is at the centre all the Nava graghas are surrounded by the GOD SUN.Less space more crowd poorly organised when compared to other temple.  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.