Kanjanoor is a village located in the district Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. This place is situated on the Northern bank of Cauveri River approximately 18 kms from the north east of the city Kumbakonam. This place is famous for Agniswarar Swami Temple. The temple of Agniswarar Swami is dedicated to Lord Shiva is also a prominent place of worship for the planet Venus (Shukra). This temple is well-known as one of the 9 Navagraha temples of Cauvery delta. Several small hills can be seen in the north of Kanjanoor, which are about 100-150 feet in height. In these hillocks, Magnesite deposits have been found.
History of Kanjanoor
In the Agniswarar Swami temple, the presiding idol is Agniswarar. It is said that in this temple God Shiva himself epitomizes the planet Venus. This auspicious temple is situated nearby Suryanar Koil which is dedicated to the sun and is also a Navagraha temple or Sthala. According to the tradition, the pilgrims are supposed to enter the temple from the Southern gate. The idols of deities Shiva and Parvati are positioned on the right side and the idol of Lord Ganesha is placed at the left side. The structure of the temple is attractive and magnificent with 5 tier tower facing towards the east direction.
Nearby temples - Tourist places in and around Kanjanoor
All the 8 Navagraha Sthalas are located in the vicinity of Kanjanoor (which is one amongst the nine Navagraha Sthalas), Thirunallar (for Saturn or Lord Shani), Kanjanoor (for Venus or Lord Sukra), Suryanar Koil (Sun or Lord Surya), Thiruvenkadu (Mercury or Lord Buddhan), Thirunageswaram (Lord Rahu), Thingalur (for Moon or Lord Chandran), Keezhperumpallam (Lord Kethu).
The climate is pleasant as well as warm in Kanjanoor.