Tamil Nadu

Swarna Akarshana Bhairava – One who attracts wealth

There are two places named aduthurai near Kumbakonam – One is Vadakurangaduthurai and the other is Tenkurangaduthurai. Both of them have two ancient Shiva temples.

This article is about Tenkurangaduthurai Shiva temple which is 3 Kms from Tiruvidaimaruthur and 13 kms from Kumbakonam. The temple is more than 1000 year old self manifested Shiva Linga known as Abathsahayeshwar (meaning – “The Lord who helps one in danger”).


There are numerous inscriptions in this temple about the donations and the work done by kings including the Chola Kings.


  • Swarna Akarshana Bhairava ( meaning: Bhairava who attracts Gold (wealth) : This shrine is supposed to have been built by sage Agastya. Devotees offer their prayers here to get rid of their financial problems.
Unique Swarna Akarshana Bhairavar at Aadudurai Shiva temple, Kumbakonam which is believed to have been installed by Sage Agastya
  • A rare shrine for Sage Agastya
  • Suns rays falls on the Shiva Linga during the 5,6,7th of the Tamil Month of Chitrai ( Around last week of April)

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