Kaartha Sundareshwarar Temple

Temple’s Peculiarity:

Kaartha Sundareshwarar temple is housed in a petite city kanjanagaram near Mayiladuthurai district. This temple is a hoary temple and is the birth place of Manakkanjar, one of the 63 Saivite Nayanmar. In this temple Lord Siva as a Swayambu lingam poses admiringly in his sanctum sanctorum facing west and this is a rare one.


Back then the sages Kanjanagaram were highly affected by the barbarity of the demons Padmasura, Singamukha and the rest, so they appealed to Goddess Parvathi to annihilate these giants. Goddess Parvathi took this to Lord Siva, forgetting that he is engrossed in Katrajyothi Yoga. Being interrupted in the middle of the Yoga Lord Siva got furious and opened his eyes from which scattered the six sparks of light. These lights sparks coalesced to one named Karthikeya, who later killed the giants. This place takes the pride in being God Muruga’s (Karthikeya) birth place. Ergo this temple is attributed to Karthigai Nakshatra.


The temple is active from 10.00 am to 11.00 am and in the evening from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Preferred Star:

Karthigai starrers are advised to light sand lamps before the shrine during Prathosams and to do special poojas (offerings) to get rid of their sins.


People suffering from diseases, obstacles in wed lock or child birth and planetary effects will find a solution if they visit this temple regularly and offer prayers to the God.=


Kanjanagaram is at a distance of 8 km from Mayiladuthurai.


Bus to this temple can be found in Mayiladuthurai bus stand.


Nearest railway station is in Mayiladuthurai from where you have to take bus or taxi to reach this temple.


Trichy airport is very handy for this temple.

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