Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kanjanur Sukran Temple, Kanjanur, Kumbakonam



Name of God
Agneeswarar
Color
White/Yellow
Goddess
Karpagambal
Thala Virutcham
Purasamaram
Theertham
Agni Theertham
Gem Stone
Diamond
Special Day
Friday
Temple History
During the Vamana Avatharam, when Lord Vishnu took the form of a small boy and asked Bali for 3 steps of land, Asura Guru Sukracharya had doubts about the boy. When Bali denied to attentive his advice, he took the form of a bee and hid in the mouth of the Kamandalam from which Bali would pour water to donate the three steps of land, having had his wish, Vamana took his huge form of Avatharam and measured out the land and the sky, and as the 3rd step, placed his foot on Bali, blessing him.
Sukracharya however was angry with Vishnu, and cursed him. It is believed that Vishnu prayed to Shiva at Kanjanur, where he was relieved of the curse. Shiva not only blessed Vishnu here, he promised to remain and bless those who came with prayers to Sukran, Unlike the other Navagraha temples in this area, there is no idol or image of Sukran at Kanjanur. It is Shiva himself who takes the position of Sukran here..
Contact Address
Kanjanur Sukran Temple, Kanjanur, Kumbakonam
Opening Timing
5.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Location
Kanjanur is 18 Kms from Kumbakonam and 26 Kms from Mayiladudurai. It is just 3 Kms from Suryanar Kovil and 5 Kms from Adudurai