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Fri, 16/09/2016 - 16:24

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.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

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

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.


Swetharanyeswarar Temple Budhan Sthalam Tamilnadu

Temple Legend

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.

Extra Information

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

Timings and Events

6.30 am to 12.30 noon - 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm


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

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