Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Narasinganpettai in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Suyambu Natha Swamy and Mother is called as Loganayagi. The Temple is under the administrative control of Thiruvavaduthurai Aadheenam.The Temple is situated on the banks of Veera Cholan River.
Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple Legends
As per legend, Lord Vishnu was afflicted with Brahmmahathi dosha for killing Hiranyakasipu. He meditated on Lord Shiva of this temple to get relief from Brahmmahathi dosha. Hence, the place came to be called as Narasimhapuram and later got corrupted to Narasinganpettai.
Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple History
The Temple is facing east with flat tiered Rajagopuram.There is a well on the left side immediately after Raja Gopuram. Balipeedam and Nandi, housed in four pillared Mandapam, can be seen immediately after the entrance, situated in the prakaram facing the sanctum.The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam.
Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum in the Artha Mandapam. Adalvallan Shrine is situated in the Artha Mandapam. Dakshinamoorthy Idol is placed close to Adalvallan Shrine. Lord Vinayaga and Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli & Deivanai can be found at the entrance of the sanctum.
Presiding Deity is called as Suyambu Natha Swamy and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Lord is Swayambhu Moorthy (self-manifested).The sanctum is built in Gajabrusta shape (also called Thoongaanai Maadam), the shape of an elephant in its sitting posture. Vinayaga, Brahma, Lingothbhava, Dakshinamoorthy and Durga are the Koshta Idols located around the sanctum walls.
Chandikeswarar Shrine can be found in his usual location. Mother is called as Loganayagi. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in Mahamandapam to the left of the sanctum. There are idols of Saneeswarar, Suryan, Kala Bhairavar and Chandran in the Mahamandapam.There are shrines for Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli & Deivanai, Chola Lingam and Vinayaga in the Temple premises.
Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple Opening Time
Morning 06:00 am to 12:00 noon, Evening 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
How to Reach Suyambu Natha Swamy Temple Thanjavur?
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Narasinganpettai Railway Station, 4 Kms from Thiruvavaduthurai, 8 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 16 Kms from Kumbakonam, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 18 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 21 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 56 Kms from Thanjavur and 108 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Kumbakonam to Mayiladuthurai route. Buses plying between Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai stops in Narasinganpettai.