Thirumangalakudi – Suryanar Temple Tour

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.

Package Includes

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Full Itinerary

Prananatheswarar Temple,Thirumangalakudi
  • The name of the place is Tiru Mangala Kudi.
  • The name of the Mother is Mangalambica.
  • The sacred spring is Mangala Theertham.
  • The Vimana is called as Mangala Vimana.
  • Lord Vinayaka is praised as Mangala Vinayaka.
  • Hence this temple is praised as Pancha Mangala Kshetra.

Suriyanar Temple,Suriyanar Kovil
  • The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi.
  • The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god and is also the only temple in Tamil Nadu which has separate shrines for all the planetary deities and all these eight shrines of the Navagrahas are arranged facing the shrine of Suryanar.
  • The speciality here is Sun God graces with His consorts in wedding form. He is not furious but calm and gracing.
  • It is stated in one of the inscriptions found in the temple that it was built in the reign of Kulottunga Choladeva (AD 1060-1118) and was called Kulottungachola-Marttandalaya.
Pooja Details

Pooja details in Prananatheswarar Temple
  • Devotees hold curd rice on Vellerukku leaves between 12-12.30 midday time, offer it as nivedhana to Lord and take part in the pujas in the prakara continuously for 11 Sundays for relief from planetary problems and remedy from all diseases.
  • Worship of Mother Mangalambica for five consecutive Mondays by married women ensure longer lives of their husbands by getting relief from the adverse aspects of the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu and of Sani Bhagwan.The Mangal Sutra thread in the hand of Ambica is offered as Prasad to women awaiting for good marriage proposal.Married women take these threads from Ambica, wear them and leave the used-old threads at Her feet. Doing this, they believe that they will get auspicious married life.
  • Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Pooja details in Suriyanar Temple
  • It is believed that those who are facing any adverse planetary problems should place their prayers first in Tirumangalakudi Prananatheshwarar temple before proceeding to Suryanar koil.
  • Malefic effects due to Dasa bukthi and gochara will be nullified by worshipping here. Also, obstacles and hardship due to Sade Sathi(7 1⁄2 years long period of Saturn (Shani)), Ashtama Shani and Janma Shani will be resolved by offering worship at the temple for two months.
  • Offerings made to Lord Suriyanar are Wheat and Red colour cloth.
  • Devotees perform a ritual called Nadi Pariharam, Navagraha Homas and Surya Archana. They also perform with sugar pudding (Sarkarai pongal) which is considered very important here. They do abishek and archana to the planets as prescribed. They also offer wheat, jaggery and their farm yields equal to their weight – a ritual called Tulabaram.
  • Pradarshanam procedure is very different from other temples. Here we are supposed to do in anticlockwise direction and then in clockwise direction and there are sign boards in temples to guide the devotees.
Other Temples covered in this trip
  • Agniswarar Temple at Kanjanoor
  • Sri Kalyanasundarar Temple at Tirumanancheri
  • Pickup and Drop point is Kumbakonam or Mayiladuthurai. The trip would be customised based on requirements and all complete details would be provided before booking.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • Assistance regarding temple and pooja information will be provided on request
  • Package does not include food and hotel stay.
  • The pickup and drop point information will be provided to the customer before booking. It is customer's responsibility to reach the pickup point of the trip at specified time. On request basis, GoSthala will arrange pickup from customers place of choice at any applicable nominal charges.
  • All other expenses (temple entry ticket charges, parking charges, etc.) that are not specified in the package inclusions.
  • Any loss/expenses incurred by unforeseen circumstances e.g. flight delays/cancellations, road blockages, vehicle breakdown, strikes, etc.
  • Any applicable service tax charges.
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal).
  • The package price is indicative and based on seasonal demands the price is subject to change and will be informed prior booking.
  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
  • Payment method as follows: 25% payment on confirmation; 50% payment before starting the trip; Balance payment before end of the trip.
  • 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
  • 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
  • 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
  • 100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancelling, 15 days before departure.
Standard Package

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₹ 3,200

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Temple Photos