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Suriyanar Koil

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Address: Navagraha Sthalas | 1 Km From Tirumangalakkudi, Kumbakonam, India
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Fascinating experience despite sacred chaos

If you are going not to do a puja to one of the planets but simply to see and experience this unique temple where all nine planets are featured for worship, first of all know that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are going not to do a puja to one of the planets but simply to see and experience this unique temple where all nine planets are featured for worship, first of all know that you don't need a guide. The temple complex is small by South Indian standards and it's easy enough to find your way around to... More 

Thank Devi1008
Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sun is considered the lord of 9 planets as per Indian Astrology though this is an ancient temple is not very big compared to the most of the temples around Kumbakonam town, The Sun idol is between 4 to 5 feet and you can also find other 8 planet idols of small size in the same temple premises. You can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited this temple dedicated to Sun God and located about 15 km in the outskirts of Kumbakonam town. We reached just in time since the temple was about to close at 1 pm in the afternoon. We found that this temple is part of Nava graha temple circuit in Kumbakonam and is the only temple which has shrines... More 

Thank kghosh
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ancient temple , well organised , the navagraha pooja done at the same place for people who cant go to all the places

Thank 71ashokkumar
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is temple where you can find all the Navagrahas. it is slightly away from Kumbakonam town but worth a visit.

Thank shyamkumar_ms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This temple is dedicated to lord Suriyan (Sun) and is one of the navagraha temples. This temple has shires for all other planets as well. Kol vinay theertha Vinayagar is an important deity inside the temple and should be worshiped first before worshiping Lord Suriyan and other planets. Wheat and red flowers are given as offering here. All the pooja... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Surya temple is one of the Navaghara temples around kunbakonam. A must visit temple and very near to another Navaghara sukaran temple. This temple will be crowded on Sat and Sun and we have special darshan as well.

Thank Sandeep M
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This temple is for the faithful. A small temple, it is dedicated to Surya Narayana. It is one of the Navagraha Sthalams. The main temple is surrounded by smaller shrines dedicated to the Nava Grahas. Inside the main temple Guru sits facing Surya deva. The temple is in rural Tamil Nadu and you need a car to go there.

Thank yatrasuru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Only temple to have Suriyan as the main god, surrounded by all other navagraha idols. The temple is small but many devotees to it.

Thank Karthik B
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice temple. Transportation need to be take care well in advance. Temple provides rahu kethu dosha nivarana pooja. Based on your kundli dosha, you can perform nivarana pooja. Temple will be rush most if the time and you should take care of your belongings as well. Main idols are kept inside where the lighting are not enough to see. And... More 

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