Siva Temples

Srivanchiyam Shivan & Yama Temple, TamilNadu

Srivanjiyam temple is located near Nannilam in Tanjore district of TamilNadu. It is 16kms South of Tiruvarur.This temple has several unique features not to be seen else.

  • Usually, in any temple after entering Lord Vinayaka is the first deity to be worshipped. But here, Lord Yama (God of Death) along with his assistant Chitra Gupta is worshipped.
  • Lord Kala Bhairava is seen seated in a meditative pose opposite to Goddess Kali. This is a very rare thing in temple architecture.
  • The main deity Lord Shiva has 16 layers of yantra beneath him – Prana Yantra, Mrutyunjaya Yantra etc. That is why this temple is visited by people who have severe physical ailments or life threatening conditions.
  • Rahu and Ketu are seen in a single idol which is a rare Navagraha combination.
  • The teertha is called Gupta Ganga and this temple is considered equal to Kashi.
  • Normally temples are closed during eclipses. But this temple is kept open during that time and special pujas are offered.
  • There is a cremation ground right opposite to this temple and the temple is never closed during such events.
  • It is said that a Prana Yatra along with various other powerful yantras have been installed below the main deity which bestows good health on persons visting them. 

Time          : 6 AM -12: 30 PM and 4 PM -8 PM
Contact      :  Swaminathan Gurukal 98421 81507 / 94880 03071
Rajaraja Gurkkal  9442403926/9788759330

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Location: Srivanchiyam, Tamil Nadu 610107, India

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