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Kanjanoor - Navagraha Temple Of Lord Sukra


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 km 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 and 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 ft 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 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 on 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).

How To Reach Kanjanoor

Kumbakonam railway station and Trichy Junction are the main railway stations that are close to Kanjanoor. Visitors can take a bus or taxi from Kumbakonam or Trichy to reach Kanjanoor.

Kanjanoor Weather

The climate is pleasant as well as warm in Kanjanoor. 

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How to Reach Kanjanoor

  • By Road
    Kanjanoor is situated close to the Thanjavur district. Tamil Nadu bus Transport Corporation connects Thanjavur and Kanjanoor with other important cities of the state Tamil Nadu. Visitors can also take regular buses starting from Trichy and Madurai to Kanjanoor. The place is also linked to several other cities via private bus services. Kanjanoor is well linked to Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Bangalore and Chennai. Taxis are also available from Trichy airport to get to Kanjanoor.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station to Kanjanoor is at Thanjavur which is around 25km from the city. Regular trains also run from Trichy to Madurai and Chennai.
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  • By Air
    Kanjanoor is located in the Thanjavur district. The place is in proximity to Suryan Koil and Suryan Koil is about 15 km from Kumbakonam. The nearest airport which is Trichy airport is at 105 kms from Kanjanoor. Tiruchirappalli is linked to Chennai via regular flights. The other airports situated nearby are Bangalore and Chennai airports which are again connected to all the major cities in India as well as several cities in abroad.
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