Agneeswarar Temple Kanjanur
Agneeswarar Temple Kanjanur Planet (Shukra,Venus ) Agneeswarar Temple is one of the Navagraha Temples Located in Kanjanur near Kumbakonam,Tamil Nadu. Agniswarar temple is located around 18 km from Kumbakonam and 2 km to the east from Sooriyanayanar Kovil, on the Kallanai – Poompuhar road, in Tamilnadu.
Agneeswaraswamy Temple is one of the nine Navagraha Temples in Tamil Nadu and is associated with
Lord Sukran (Planet Venus), the sixth of Navagraha planets. Also known as Sukran Navagraha Sthalam, Agneeswarar temple is also referred to as Palaasavanam, Bhrammapuri and Agnistalam. Kanjanur is considered to be the 36th in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.
Lord Shiva and Parvati in Kanjanur are worshipped as Agneeswarar and Karpagavalli Amman. Lord Shiva Himself is worshipped as Sukran and therefore the absence of a separate shrine for the Navagraha, Sukra. Unlike other Navagraha temples, the main deity, Agneeswarar in the form of lingam depicts Lord Sukra. A special feature of the Linga of Agneeeswarar is that it absorbs all the oil poured on it during the process of Abishekam