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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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  • 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. ...  read 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. 
  • Nice temple. Transportation need to be take care well in advance. Temple provides rahu kethu dosha nivarana pooja. Based on your kundli dosha, you can perform nivarana pooja. Temple will be rush most ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi. The temple also has separate shrines for the other eight planetary deities. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu.The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god and is also the only temple in Tamil Nadu which has separate shrines for all the planetary deities.
  • Lord surya bhagavan is very powerful in this temple. we can see all Navagraha Moorthis
  • Good worship. Priest and the staffs are friendly.
  • aditya-hridayam punyam sarva shatru-vinashanam | jayavaham japen-nityam akshayyam paramam shivam
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