Surya Graha Temple or Suryanar Kovil / Temple is one of the Navagraha Temples, situated in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Chaya Devi.
SURYA is one of the three chief gods of the Vedas. As one of the spheres, the physical sun is the celestial form of fire, Agni, and source of all life. SURYA is at the center of the spheres. Above it are the esoteric spheres of the Supreme Ruler and below it are the manifest spheres of the moon and the earth.
Significance of Surya Graha Temple
The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god and is also the only temple in Tamil Nadu which has shrines for all the planetary deities
As per Hindu legend, Sage Kalava was suffering from serious ailments along with leprosy. He prayed to the Navagrahas, the nine planet deities. The planets were pleased by his devotion and offered cure to the sage. Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, was angered as he felt that the planets have no powers to provide boons to humans. He cursed the nine planets to suffer from leprosy and were sent down to earth in Vellurukku Vanam, the white wild flower jungle. The planets prayed to Shiva to relieve them off the curse. Shiva appeared to them and said that the place belonged to them and they would have to grace the devotees worshipping them from the place
Morning: 6 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening: 4 PM to 8 PM
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