• Navagraha
    Navagraha

Suriyanar Temple Tour from Trichy,Kumbakonam,Chennai

Surya is the source of all the vital energies of our Solar system and is the centre of all cosmic forces. He occupies a predominant place in the Navagraha. Surya is, by himself, a very powerful deity. He is the bestower of Health, Success and Prosperity. He ensures victory over ill wishers.

Prayers to Surya are believed to be effacious in the curing of ailments such as problems with the eye, weak bones, fevers of long duration and skin problems. He is believed to control the well being of one’s father.

The Suryanar Koil is 15 kms from Kumbakonam. It is a small, compact, west-facing temple with high walls and a spacious enclosure. Surya Narayana, the Sun God is the presiding deity here. He stands with a lotus in either hand. Surya is portrayed as seated in a single-wheeled chariot drawn by seven horses denoting the seven days of the week. This temple was originally built by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. The front hall of the temple was built by the Nayaka rulers in 16th Century. In the southwest corner of the temple is a shrine for Vinayaka. He is Kol Teerta Vinayaka who sorted out the problems of the grahas. Kol (Tamil) means graha and teerta (Tamil) means to solve. Circumbulation is always done anti-clockwise direction unlike the other temples.

Day of the WeekSunday
ConsortUshadevi and Chayadevi
Gem/MetalManikya (Red Ruby)
GrainWheat
FlowerRed Lotus
TreeVellerukku (Calotropus Gigantia)
Vehicle - VahanamChariot, Peacock
ColourReddish-Gold
NumberOne
SymbolCircle
Zodiac Sign - RashiSimha (Leo)
ElementFire



Temple Timings: 06:00 AM to 12:30 PM , 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM





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