Thiruvarur Thyagarajaswamy Temple

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Thyagarajaswamy Temple is situated in Thiruvarur, TamilNadu. The main temple shrine is believed to be more than 2000 years old. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple.

Abishekam is not performed to Lord Thiagaraja but to the Maragatha Linga (precious emerald Linga) known as Veedhi Vidanga Linga believed to have been worshipped earlier by Indira) at 8.30 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and at 7.00 p.m. each day. After the abishek is over, the Linga would be placed in a silver box with flowers and covered by a silver vessel. 

Mother Neelotpalambal graces from a separate shrine with a maid holding Lord Muruga. The idol of mother is beautifully made as if She is touching the head of Her beloved son Muruga

The Theertha here is praised as Kamalalayam. Dip in this Theertha on the Panguni Uthiram day in March-April is considered equal to 12 Mahamagam dips in Kumbakonam. It should be noted that Mahamagam occurs only once in 12 years.

Offering Puja in Thiruvarur Thyagarajaswamy Temple is ideal for:

  • People who want to overcome debt - offer puja here to Lord Runa Vimochana Eshwarar relieves His devotees from debt burdens and ailments
  • Puja to Prayer Lord Vanmeekanatha here purifies the devotee of his/her sins
  • Devotees offer puja to Rahukala Durga for promotion and favourable transfers
  • For total success in life, devotees perform Mukundarchana to Lord Thiagarajar which was performed by Lord Vishnu here. Emperor Mushukunda also did this for success.


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Significance of the Temple:

The annual chariot festival of the Thygarajaswamy temple is celebrated during April – May, correspondong to the Tamil month of Chitrai. The chariot is the largest of its kind in Asia and India weighing 300 tonne with a height of 90 feet. The chariot comes around the four main streets surrounding the temple during the festival. The event is attended by lakhs of people from all over Tamil Nadu. The chariot festival is followed by the "Theppam", meaning float festival.

The temple is huge in size and importance, with 9 Rajagopuras, 80 Vimanas, 12 tall walls, 13 mandaps, 15 wells of Theertha importance, 3 gardens, 3 prakaras, 365 Shiva Lingas representing the days of the year, shrines numbering above 100, 86 Vinayaka idols and temples within the temple numbering above 24.  

Those worshipping the Face Darshan of Lod Thiagaraja in Tiruvarur are advised to have His Feet darshan (Pada darshan) in Vilamal, 3 km far from this place.

Lord Vinayaka is also in this shrine monitoring them whether they are soft to Shiva devotees.  It thus became the rule that though devotees visit Tirunallru for Saturn reliefs, they should visit Tiruvarur also for worship for total relief.

Of the 86 Vinayakas in the temple, four are highly revered. Those suffering from nervous problems and high tensions, pray to Nadukkam Theertha Vinayaka-Vinayaka protecting from trembling.

Women pray to Mattru Uraitha Vinayaka in the West Gopuram gate before buying jewels as He confirmed the quality of the gold awarded by Lord Shiva to Saint Sundarar.

Lord Mooladhara Ganapathi appears reclining and dancing on a blossomed Lotus near a five headed serpent. Those practicing yoga worship here.

Lord Vathapi Gnapathi graces the devotees from the first prakara of Lord’s shrine. Great Carnatic Musician Sri Muthuswamy Dishitha, one among the Trinity of Carnatic Music heritage, sang the famous song “Vathapii Ganapathim Baje” from this shrine which musicians sing first in their concerts.

Presiding Lord Vanmeeka Nathar appears gracefully wearing the crescent moon on His head. So Mother Kamalambal grants darshan to Her devotees with this Crescent Moon jewel. She represents Mothers Saraswathi, Parvathi and Mahalakshmi holding a flower in the right hand, keeping the left on the hip and legs on a Yoga posture as an Empress.

It is also noteworthy that Pradosha puja is performed in this temple every day – known as Nitya Pradosham – from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. though it is performed once in a fortnight in all shiva temples.  It is said that all the Devas are worshipping Lord Thiagaraja during this time hence daily the puja is offered. The devotees worshipping the Lord in the evening is blessed by all Gods at a time. 


Temple Legend:

A demon Satya Gupta by name was a threat to Devas.  He was caught in the aspect of Sani Bhagwan-Planet Saturn. Enraged, he began to fight with the planets. The planets appealed to Lord Shiva for protection. Lord Shiva protected the planets from the demon on condition that they should be soft to His devotees. Hence, the planets are on straight line facing the Lord.


Temple Festivals:

  • Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January
  • Lord Thiagesar granting His Feet darshan – Pada Darshan;
  • 10 day Panguni Uthiraim in March-April 
  • 10 day Aadi Pooram in July-August; 
  • Masi Magam Day in February-March;
  • Chithiria festival in April-May 
  • Pradosha Pujas everyday between 4.30pm to 6 pm
  • Deepavali
  • Pongal
  • Makar Sankranthi
  • Chariot Festival


Temple Timings:

  • Morning : 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m
  • Evening : 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.



  • The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
  • We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
  • You will receive the prasadam between 15 - 30 days
  • Prasadam will not have any kind of food items
  • Prasadam normally consists of Kumkum or Vibuthi or Turmeric or Sandal Paste or Akshatha