Tiru Anniyur

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Location : 4-Km From Mayiladuturai, Tamil Nadu
Presiding Deity: Aabatsakayeswarar
Also Called As: Bhaskarastalam


Tiru Anniyur is one of the 275 Shivastalams located at a distance of 4-km from Mayiladuturai. There is a temple dedicated to Kariyamaanikka Perumal in the temple complex.

The sun's rays illuminate the sanctum for 5 days from the 24th day of the month of Pisces (Panguni) and hence this shrine is also referred to as a "Bhaskarastalam".

The Legend
According to The Legend Rati the wife of Manmathan worshipped Lord Shiva here, after which Lord Shiva is believed to have restored him in a physical form to her and in a formless form to all else.

Another legend says that Lord Shiva is said to have appeared before Agni under the Lemon tree, which is the 'Stala Vriksham' here and hence, got the name, "Vikucharanyeswara". Lord Shiva has blessed Harishchandra here, and hence he got the name "Aabatsakayeswara". It is also believed that Pandavas visited this shrine.

Three worship services are offered each day over here.

HOW TO GET THERE

Tiru Anniyur is located just 4-km away from where there is a railway station. Regular bus services are also available from Poompuhar and Mayiladuthurai.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the small hotels and lodges in Poompuhar and Mayiladuthurai.



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