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Brief History of 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.

Temple Legend
Temple Legend
Legends related to this Temple

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.


Swetharanyeswarar Temple Budhan Sthalam Tamilnadu

Temple Events
Temple Events
Events related to this Temple

Purattasi -Tamil month Navarathri, Special Prayers to Agora Moorthy on the Sundays of Karthigai-Tamil month, 10 day Indira Festival in Maasi-Tamil month.

Temple Timings
Temple Timings
Timings of this Temple

6.30 am to 12.30 noon - 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm

By Road

Temple is 28 km from Mayiladudurai towards Sirkazhi.Temple is 10 km from Sirkazhi

By Rail

Temple is 59.6 km from Kumbakonam. Regular trains available from all parts of TamilNadu.

By Air

Temple is 246 km from Chennai International airport.Temple is 301 km from Madurai International airport.

Extra Information

who worshipped here : Indra, Iravadham , Sivapriyar, Vedarasi, Swedakedu, Swedan, Vishnu, Sun god, Moon god, Agni, Budhan.

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