Agneeswararkoil-Thirukollikadu

A shrine for Saturn

The serenity has an aura of spirituality at Thirukollikadu a sleepy hamlet on the Mannargudi -Thiruthurai poondi road in the agrarian heartland of Tamilnadu.

Thitukollikadu is a temple dedicated to Agneeswarar and Saturn.
The presiding deity - Kollikadar- Agneeswarar

Ambal - Panchiniyum mellidayal
Sthala vriksha - Vanni
Holy waters - Sani theetham

Thirukollikadu is also called Agneeswaram because Agni Bhagwan worshipped the presiding deity and got rid of his curse. Saturn a planet in the navagrahas is intertwined with the lore of the temple.

Sun God

The heat radiated by Sun God -Surya was unbearable that his consort Usha Devi made Chaya Devi marry Surya to mitigate his burning brilliance. Even she was unable to control Surya. Thus with his consorts Surya worshipped Agneeswarar as advised by Agni.Bhagwan.

Agneeswarar happy with their prayers asked them to stand in the Sani Theertham (near the temple) and reduced the heat of Surya. He also blessed them with progeny.

Usha Devi was blessed with a son -Yama and Chaya Devi with Saturn. -Sani

Agneeswarar ordained Saturn to be the most important planet of the Navagrahas and declared that Saturn will punish a man according to his misdeeds so that he will realize his folly.

Thus Saturn took the baton in his hands and chastised celestials and mortals which created a stir in the universe.

Instead of worshipping Saturn they started fearing his wrath. Saturn disturbed by the turn of events requested Agneeswarar that he should be like any other Gods and bless mankind, but now people fear his malefic effect... But the Lord refused to budge and comply with his request. He ordered Saturn to follow his orders and punish the wicked. Saturn however was not satisfied with the Lord's answer and approached Sage Vasishta for advice.

( To be contd)

Usha Raja

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The heat radiated by Sun God -Surya was unbearable that his consort Usha Devi made Chaya Devi marry Surya to mitigate his burning brilliance. Even she was unable to control Surya. Thus with his consorts Surya worshipped Agneeswarar as advised by Agni.Bhagwan. Agneeswarar happy with their prayers asked them to stand in the Sani Theertham (near the temple) and reduced the heat of Surya. He also blessed them with progeny. Usha Devi was blessed with a son -Yama and Chaya Devi with Saturn. -Sani Agneeswarar ordained Saturn to be the most important planet of the Navagrahas and declared that Saturn will punish a man according to his misdeeds so that he will realize his folly. Thus Saturn took the baton in his hands and chastised celestials and mortals which created a stir in the universe. Instead of worshipping Saturn they started fearing his wrath. Saturn disturbed by the turn of events requested Agneeswarar that he should be like any other Gods and bless mankind, but now people fear his malefic effect... But the Lord refused to budge and comply with his request. He ordered Saturn to follow his orders and punish the wicked. Saturn however was not satisfied with the Lord's answer and approached Sage Vasishta for advice.
Posted by PVBhoopalan on 02 Jan 2013 10:49 AM
Dear Sir, i want to visit this temple which day id good for pooja & how many kms from chennai pl help me sir regards/ R raghunandhanraja
Posted by Raghunandhanraja R on 07 Dec 2011 01:22 PM
Hi i visited Thirukollikadu temple recently for my Kalyana Parigaram to worship lord Pongu Shaneeswarar. Its a very good shetram to worship. Also there is a family out there just opposite to temple, they serve as a mini-mess only on saturdays. You may need their help for annadhanams which is a usual ritual that will be performed at that parigara sthalam. Food they prepare is really awesome and very cheaper. Trust me you don't get such good food even in a 5 star hotel at chennai. You can call them in advance and tell them how much tiffin you need, they will prepare accodingly. Please use their service as said in advance. They can be contacted in the below number and address. +919159736323 Mr. K. Muthudevar, Thirukollikadu, Koyiladitheru, Keelanathoor post, Thirunellikaval Route, Pin Code - 610205
Posted by T. Senthamarai Kannan on 14 Nov 2011 08:00 PM
Hi All This is Prasanna from Coimbatore, recently i visited Thirukollikadu temple and i performed poojas which were organised well. For any info about the temple please contact the executive officer for assistance.
Posted by prasanna.k on 19 Oct 2010 11:37 AM
Hi All This is a comment regarding the issues discussed above for any queries related things like offerings, donations, poojas, pariharams please contact the Executive officer, which will be more a added value for the temple.
Posted by Prasanna on 14 Oct 2010 03:40 PM
Dear ganesh, ist you understand what is prest work and executive officer work and other staff without knowing anything dont write comment like and tirukollikadu temple is not a travel place its sani bhavan temple and please go only for pray god not others
Posted by Kesavan on 29 Sep 2010 09:22 PM
why the priest act as a middlemen the temple has a executive officer and temple staff to arrange for the daily poojas don't fall as victims believe god don't believe middle men
Posted by ganesh on 14 Sep 2010 12:43 PM
Dear kumar, i am thiruvarur i know very well that temple and guruakkal, I am very shok this kind of information, what perpose your going to that temple, for praying god or comple to gurukkal, see gentrally he is good person you kind of people do this kind of wrong statement nothing will happend but that oil heis using for abashkam. if you are not confid please avoid,
Posted by kannan, flower sales on 06 Jun 2010 11:50 AM
Hai, this is kumar I have visited this temple and talked to viswanatha gurukal, for abishekam and for a parikaram ,he told me that it will take minimum two hours,but he comple eted every thing in twenty minutes and told me don't turn back and don't talk to any body,really I was cheated by him and he has asked us to bring one and half kgs of Gingelly oil, Urad doll,white oil seeds but nothing was done with it.
Posted by kumar on 03 Jun 2010 12:07 PM
Dear Pathikka Pattavan ,I saw your msg, i feel very anger and reply you very head but you know one think that temple is government of tamilnadu i am executive officer before this temple i know him personally with out knowing how you saw like this and if some time if take the money that also he will handedover to temple. you cant c like great person any other temple or its true please send your mail id sampath
Posted by p.selvam on 05 Apr 2010 09:59 AM
dear Pathikka Pattavan , what you are written totally wrong, i am going this temple last few years mr viswanatha gurukkal, not like this person and i know him he is very simple and working for only temple please dont heart like this good person Kannan
Posted by Kannan on 05 Apr 2010 09:50 AM
dear Pathikka Pattavan , what you are written totally wrong, i am going this temple last few years mr viswanatha gurukkal, not like this person and i know him he is very simple and working for only temple please dont heart like this good person Kannan
Posted by Kannan on 05 Apr 2010 09:48 AM
We went to this great temple last week. The priest was quite nice and did not try to extract money or even try to sell anything. But the temple timings are quite random. They close as 7 pm and for lunch at 12 noon. So plan your trip and call the temple 9442346042 before heading out. The temple has lots of history and should be visited by married couples.
Posted by Vinod on 02 Apr 2010 06:11 PM
Beware of this Gurukkal - Viswanathan. He is simply using Pongu Saneeswarar as his business. Very sorry to say we have had a very very bitter experience. We trusted this guy and this person is really a cheat. Please contact Temple office to have abhishekam rather contacting this person. Regards
Posted by Pathikka Pattavan on 06 Mar 2010 12:59 PM
THANKU..reading the comment helped a looot!! thanks all...
Posted by surya on 14 Jan 2010 04:53 PM
Which are all the places of sani bhagan in tamil nadu in arupam / no fixed shape.Could any one will revel about Saniswaran / Sani Bhagvan is in the form of Swayambu (arupam)or (there is no fixed shape)- Like sani singnapur in maharastra.Which are all the places of sani bhagan in tamil nadu in arupam / no fixed shape.
Posted by nsc iyer on 13 Jan 2010 09:18 AM
Very divine information. One correction sir. The temple locationis Tiruvarur to Thiruthuraipundi -Katchanam Nal Road-diversion-Thirukkollikkadu -Saturn temple. Thank you. with prayers and regards. Padmanaban.S. Thiruthuraipundi.
Posted by s.padmanaban on 02 Oct 2009 07:09 PM
hi kannan, i saw your comments, good to share same think happend to me also, one more information want to share Katakam Simmam Kanya Thulam Vrichikam Dhanus Mesham Rishabham Mithunam should pray this good(pongu sani bhavan temple)and get Aasirvadam from mr S.Viswanatha gurukkal and sivakumar gurukkal. life will reaily change Regards sirnivasan
Posted by sirnivasan on 01 Oct 2009 12:21 PM
hi all i visited this temple deep village one think happend my life want to share with who are ready this blog i lost my money with one of my friend RS 400000.00 i told to mr viswanata gurukkal regarding that he do pooja and he told me u can get that money back soon dont worry and i spoke there 3 to 4 person he also told gurukkal told means you will get back that money same happendm when i cum back my friend given back my money to my wife reaily peple who are going to temple please tell your problem to gurukkal. kannan
Posted by kannan on 29 Sep 2009 08:17 PM
http://thirukollikaadu-pongusaniswaran.blogspot.com/
Posted by Poovu on 23 Sep 2009 06:07 PM
dear Ramesh Mahadev, if you are in chennai, mr S.viswanatha gurukkal son in chennai, i got his phone number 9940128042, he can help you regards pooja and temple details
Posted by raja on 22 Sep 2009 09:36 AM
Hi, i was advised to visit this shrine for saneeswaran archanai as my star is swathi. I wish to visit this shrine. Please guide me as to how to reach this shrine from chennai by road or train & place to stay.
Posted by Ramesh Mahadev on 14 Sep 2009 05:38 PM
hi how to reach thirukollikadu from mannargudi by car thank you
Posted by gowri on 30 Aug 2009 05:25 PM
http://thirukollikaadu-pongusaniswaran.blogspot.com/ This link has contain informataions about the Agneeswarar Temple at Thirukollikadu. Thankz Poovannan 9900588477
Posted by Poovu on 24 Aug 2009 06:52 PM
I was recommended to go to this temple, as my sign is Vigro, i was wandering for the information on TIRUKOLLIKADU - AGNEESWARARKOIL. thanks a lot for the valuable information.
Posted by ramji on 30 Jul 2009 11:38 AM
http://thirukollikaadu-pongusaniswaran.blogspot.com/
Posted by Poovannan on 16 Jul 2009 02:36 PM
if anybody want to know about Agneeswararkoil-Thirukollikadu temple and pujas i will help you. i am from Thirukollikadu,Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu. Poovannan Mobile: 09900588477(Bangalore)
Posted by Poovannan on 03 Jul 2009 07:18 PM
if anybody want to know about Agneeswararkoil-Thirukollikadu temple and pujas i will help you. i am from Thirukollikadu,Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu. Poovannan Mobile: 09900588477(Bangalore)
Posted by Poovannan on 03 Jul 2009 06:40 PM
I am undergoing my second 7.5 years of Saturn I want to know the addrress of this temple and various Pujas which can be conducted to off set the Negative effects of Saturn . I shall be much grateful if you can provide this information at the earliest.
Posted by sridharan on 22 Jun 2009 03:03 PM
I am indeed very happy to have found your informatic article on the Agneeswar Temple. Thank you very much for such an excellent researh work. My wife and I will be visiting Tamil Nadu in the near future and we will certainly make a trip to this temple. Once again, thank you.
Posted by S. Muthukrishnan on 11 Apr 2009 09:59 AM




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