Swetaranyeswarar Temple, popularly known as the Budhan Sthalam is one of the Navagraha Temples of Tamilnadu.Budhan is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple.
From the inscriptions written on the temple walls, it is known that this temple received huge contributions from the Kings Aditya Chola and Rajaraja Chola.
Swetharanyeswarar Temple Budhan Sthalam Tamilnadu
There lived a demon Marutvasura who did penance for Lord Brahma and got the powers. With this spiritual power, he started troubling Sages and Devas. Devas prayed to Lord Siva for the rescue. Lord Siva sent his Vahanam Nandi to teach a lesson to this demon. As instructed Nandi fought with the asura, defeated and thrown him into the sea. The demon did a strict penance for Lord Siva and acquired the Sula from the Siva. With these powers he started troubling, Lord Siva sent Nandi to kill this demon. This time, Nandi was not able to succeed as the demon holds Lord Siva's Sula, Nand received injuries in the battle. This angered Siva took the form of Agora Murthi and opened his third eye to turn the demon into ashes. It is said that the tree at the exit gate of Lord Siva's shrine is the place where Lord Siva killed the demon. Lord Siva self-manifested here as Agora Murthy. It is said that Sun God and Moon God worshipped Lord Siva here.
who worshipped here : Indra, Iravadham , Sivapriyar, Vedarasi, Swedakedu, Swedan, Vishnu, Sun god, Moon god, Agni, Budhan.