Aalangudi Temple

#1 of 5 things to do in Thanjavur

This temple is located in a small village known as Alangudi in the Tiravarur district which is about 36kms away from Thanjavur and is also known as Apatsahayeswarar temple and Guru Sthalam. This temple is among the Navagraha (Nine planets) temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.According to the legends, Alangudi is the place where lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison as emitted during the churning of the sea of milk, even the meaning of the word " Alangudi" is "place where Shiva consumed poison".It is believed that the temple was constructed by one of the ardents of lord Shiva,Amuthokar(the minister of king Muskuntha Chakravarthi). This amazing piece of architecture is surrounded by 3 rivers namely Cauvery,Kolidam and Vennaru. The place of worship in this temple is Poolai shrub which is a holy tree according to the legends. Many people come here from all around the world to embrace and capture the tranquilly amazing scenery of this temple and village. Temple is open daily from morning 5:30 AM and the major festival of this temple is Navaratri.

Aalangudi Temple Photos

Aalangudi Temple  tourism
Aalangudi Temple  tourism
Aalangudi Temple  tourism
Aalangudi Temple  tourism
Aalangudi Temple  tourism