Thiruvenkadu is a reference to the temple in Valmiki s Ramayana. Therefore it is said that the oldest part of the temple is more than 2000 years old. Dedicated to Budhan or Mercury this temple in Thiruvenkadu makes up the last of the Navagraha Temples. Budhan is said to bestow wisdom and intellect. Budhan or Mercury is considered as the greatest among the wise. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth on his devotees. He is ruled by Lord Maha Vishnu. This temple is referred in Saiva Thirumurais and Sastras. This place is similar to Kasi with all the Snana Ghats.
Chevvai Bhagavan is worshipped in the town of Vaideeswaran Koil which is also called Thirupullirukku Velur. Sambathi, Jadayu, Lord Muruga, Suriyan are also reputed to have worshipped in this sthalam. Even diseases that could not get cured by Mani Manthira Aushathangal got cured at this place and the presiding deity came to be called Vaidyanathar. His consort who was the chief of women of both worlds is hailed as Thayal Nayagi. Selva Muthukumarasami of this temple is lovingly called Muthiah.
There are six holy places equal to Kashi. Thiruvengadu is one among them. Here everything is three the presiding deity, holy water and the holy tree. Of the nine planets, Thiruvengadu belongs to Mercury. This is one among the 51 Sakthi Peethas. Thiruvengadu has the pride of being sung by the Great Four, Thirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukkarasar (Appar), Sundarar and Manickavasagar. Of the 64 Murthas of Lord Shiva, the Agoramurthy form is here. Here the Lord performed Six dances. This is also called Adhi Chidambaram. The Chidambara Rahasya is also here. Vishnu has a place near the Nataraja here as in Chidambaram. Indira, Iravadha (the white elephant) Vishnu, Sun, Moon, Agni (fire) worshipped the Lord
Thirunageshwaram is one of the 127 temples on the southern banks of river Cauvery. It is one of the Panchakrosa Sthalas. The presiding Deity is Arulmigu Giri Gujambika Sametha Naganathaswamy. The Raaghu Sannathi (Nagaraja Shrine) is on the South-West direction of the second prakara. ThiruJnana Sambandar, Thiru navukarasu Nayanar, ThiruSundramoorthi Nayanar, and Arunagiri Swamigal have praised the glory of the Lord.a King built the beautifulSurya Puskarani beautifully. The roof and other renovation work were done by Arimalazham Annamalai Chettiar. Gnaniyar Swamigal, the great saiva scholar, who was the pontiff at the Mutt at Thiruppapuliyur, was born here Siva , hence this place is named Thirunageshwaram. Further Raaghu had received a boon from Siva for bestowing grace and prosperity to those who worship Him with devotion. He took His abode as God with His two consorts.
The name TIRUNALLARU is said to represent the association of Nala of the Nishadha country who got his deliverance from the evil effects of Shani (Saturn) by invoking the Lord s mercy here. (Nala+Aru-Nallaru). The word Aru also conveys the meaning to heel and the two words taken together will mean Nala s place of redemption or the pace where Nala secured his redemption from the hold of Saturn through the Lord s Grace. Others are inclined to read the meaning between rivers in the name Nal-Aru, as this place is situated in the midst of two rivers in the north i.e. Noolaru and Vanchiaru, and one in the south, Arasalaru.
Legend has it that Alangudi is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison as emitted during the churning of the paarkadal (Sea of milk). Hence the place is known as Alangudi, which literally mean the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison. The Devas, when churning the paarkadal for nectar, were hindered by the poisonous fumes from the snake Vasuki and prayed to Lord Siva for deliverance. Lord Siva consumed the deadly poison (Ala Visham) , thus giving rise to the name Alangudi to this sthalam and the Lord was known as Aabathsagayeshwarar (One who defends from the danger). Devas also had a horrid time by Gajamuha suran and Lord Ganesha subdued Gajamuhasuran, and hence Lord Ganesha is worshipped in this sthalam as Kalangaamal kaatha Vinayaga
Chandran is also hailed as Thingal and his abode is Thingalur. it is here that Chandran prayed to Lord Siva and got his blessings. As Chandran is held in the locks of Lord Siva, all devotees who worship Easwaran have also to worship this planet. The Devas and asuras were churning the paarkadal using Mandira Malai and the snake Vasuki. The asuras held the head portion of the snake and the devas, the tail portion. The poison emitted by Vasuki was consumed by Lord Siva to save the devas, but the toxicity of venom affected the Devas who swooned on its impact. Alongwith the nectar (amirtham), Chandran emerged and it was he who revived the Devas.
Lord Siva, pleased with their devotion absolved them of their sins and decried that there will be nine sannadhis for the navagrahas in the Suryanar temple (this is the only temple where all the navagrahas are present with separate sannadhis) and those who pray here will get relief from their problems,Those who suffer the ill effects of Kalathara Dosham, Vivaha Paribandha Dosham, Puthra Dosham, Puthra Paribandha Dosham, Vidhya Paribandha Dosham, Udyoga Padhibandha Dosham, Surya dasai, Surya bukthi would benefit from worshipping at this temple. Father, Athma, physical strength, right eye, governmental largesse are the beneficial aspects of this planet. If one bathes in the nine ghats in this place continuously for 12 Sundays, they will be saved from sufferings and blessed with a happy and peaceful life.
Sukracharyar has the prowess to bring the dead to living by virtue of his knowledge of Amirtha Sanjeevini Mantra. Using this mantra, in the asura war against the devas, he revived the slain asuras. This helped the asura army swell. The devas prayed to Lord Siva for help, who swallowed up Sukracharya in a fit of rage. After residing in Lord SIva s stomach in a siddha state, he emerged from Lord Siva s stomach
|S.NO||Temple Name||Opening Time|
|1||Vaitheeawaran koil - chevvai||6 A.M to 1 P.M,and 4 P.M to 9 P.M|
||Thiruvenkadu - Budhan||6 A.M to 12 Noon and 4 P.M to 9 P.M|
|3||Keezhaperumpallam - Kethu||6 A.M to 1 P.M and 4 P.M to 8 P.M|
|4||Thirunallaru - Saneeswar||6 A.M to 1 P.M and 4 P.M to 9 P.M|
|5||Thirunageswaram - Rahu||6 A.M to 1 P.M and 4 P.M to 8.30 P.M|
|6||Alangudi - Guru Sthalam||6 A.M to 1 P.M and 4 P.M to 9 P.M|
|7||Thingaloor - Chandran||7 A.M to 8 P.M|
|8||Surooyinar Koil p Surya Baghwan||6 A.M to 12.30 P.M and 4 P.M to 8 P.M|
|9||Kanjanur - Sukran||7 A.M to 12.30 P.M and 4 P.M to 8 P.M|