Kanjanoor Temple

Kanjanoor Temple Timings, History, Address, Route information.

Kanjanoor Temple History

As per the Legend, Agni (God of Fire) did penance here for Lord Siva, hence the name Agneeswarar for Lord Siva. Kalathira Dosha Nivarana Pooja will be performed at this temple. Lord Brahma was blessed with a vision of Lord Siva’s marriage with Goddess Parvathi at this place. it is believed that Lord Brahma installed Linga here and offered prayers, hence the name Brahma Linga. There is no separate shrine for Sukran and said that Sukran resides in Lord Siva’s stomach.

During Vamana Avatar, Lord Vishnu who disguised himself as a Brahmin boy poked Sukran’s eye for which he lost his vision. His vision was restored after performing penance for Lord Siva at this place.

Lord Siva once taught Sanjeevini Mantra to Sukracharya, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Siva. With this mantra, Sukracharya can revive life. Sukracharya once used this mantra to revive Asuras, who lost their lives during deva-asura battle. Lord Siva angered with this act and swallowed Sukracharya. Sukracharya started meditating for Lord Siva from the inside stomach. On Karpagambal request Lord Siva let Sukracharya out. From then on Sukracharya is very devoted to the Goddess.

Kanjanoor Temple Timings

Friday to Sunday

Morning Hours: 7: 00 am – 1:30 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday to Thursday

Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Temples near Sukran Koil

  1. Durga Temple at Kadiraimangalam is 5 km away.
  2. Suriyanar Koil is 3 km away.

How to reach Kanjanoor Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli which is 121 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Kumbakonam which is 17 km away.

By Bus

  1. The direct bus is available from Kumbakonam to Kanjanoor Temple.

Kanjanoor Temple Images

Reference Link: History


  1. The temple is huge and marvelous. It would be a gratifying experience to visit this shrine . The Yazhi structure at entrance pillar shows how much talented and crafty must have been those people who built this temple. But sadly the temple is on a poor state. The goddess at the entrance of Siva sanithi is broken and damaged. Steps must be taken to preserve it. The food here is cheap and there is no need to go to hotel if you are planning to visit this temple. The people visiting this temple must remember that primordially its a Shiva sanithi so first visit Shiva sanithi then proceed to Shukran sanithi.

  2. I in love with a guy with menam rasi,uthrathai natchatra and myself dhanshu rasi,puradam natchatra.That we have rajju poratham was missing…what parigaram we have to do….