275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirupparithiniyamam Thirupparithiappar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thirupparithiniyamam/Thirupparithiappar Kovil/Pancha Baskara Kshetram/ Pitru Sthalam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.


Presiding deity – Thirupparithiappar/Baskareswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Mangalambikai/Mangala Nayaki


Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar


Theertham – Surya Theertham, Chandra Theertham, Veda Theertham


Sthalavruksham – Palm


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Goddess Sri Gajalakshmi, Navagrahas, Chandeshwara, Lord Nataraja & Goddess Sivakami, Lord Surya, Lord Chandra, Lord Bhairava, Goshtamurtham – Dakshinamurthi,


Worshipped by – Lord Surya, Emperor Sibi, Sage Markandeya,


Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Masi Makam, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Panguni Uthiram, Thiru Karhtikai, Markazhi Utsavam, Navaratri,


The legend has that Dhakshaprajapathi conducted a grand Yagna in that all the deities and Sages were cordially invited except Lord Shiva and Goddess Sri Sati. Lord Surya was one amongst them to be present in the Yagna, eventually he was afflicted with the curse of Lord Shiva.  In order to get rid of the curse, Lord Surya visited 16 prominent temples of Lord Shiva and conducted worship.  Finally he arrived on this sacred land, created a pond and consecrated a Linga and carried out worship.  Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of Lord Surya and eventually got rid of the curse.  Thus the presiding deity assumed the name Thiruppathiriappar (Pathiri is another term of Lord Surya).


The Linga sanctified by Lord Surya was descended down to Earth in the long run.  Afterwards, Emperor Sibi happened to recognize the Linga and constructed a magnificent temple to worship in its place.  It is believed that Sage Markandeya in an invisible form conducts the worship of this Linga on daily basis.


This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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