In this temple, the presiding deity is Dharbaranyeswarar and is believed to have been made of Dharba(Grass). However, the worship is centered around the Lord Saneeswarar(Planet Saturn) and hence it is one of the Navagraha temples in Tamilnadu. The tradition is to worship Lord Saniswarar before entering the inner sanctum of Lord Siva.
Agni is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the name Agneeswarar. There is no separate sannidhi (shrine) for Lord Sukra as Lord Shiva himself is believed to have incarnated as Lord Sukra (Planet Venus) and hence it is one of the Navagraha Sthalams in Tamil Nadu.
Kailasanathar Temple is considered as one of the Navagraha temples dedicated to Moon God.It is located in Thingalur, 18 kilometres from Kumbakonam. The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva as “Kailasanathar”.However, the presiding deity is Soma(Moon).
Many serpents, including Adishesha, Takshaka and Karkotaka, worshipped Shiva at this place, leading to the name "Tirunageswaram". The temple is counted as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Rahu.A unique feature of Naganatha Swamy temple is that Lord Rahu is seen with human face. While in other places, Lord Raaghu is worshipped with a serpent face.
As per belief, people who face adverse planetary problems should visit Prananatheswarar temple in Thirumangalakudi before visiting Suryanar Temple. Suryanar Temple is one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu where main deity is Suryanar, the Sun. Both these temples are called as Devara Padal Petra Sthalams.
This pilgrimage package is specially designed covering all 9 Navagraha temples at Tamil Nadu in 2 days. Navagraha temples are at Suryanar Kovil, Thingalur, Vaitheeswaran Kovil, Thiruvenkadu, Alangudi, Kanjanoor, Thirunallaaru, Thirunageswaram and Keezhaperumpallam..
Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam or Tiru Irum Poolai is a Shiva temple located in the village of Alangudi in Valangaiman, Tamil Nadu. In this temple, Lord Dakshinamurthy is worshipped as one of the "Navagrahas" and is referred to the planet Jupiter.