Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi

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Abathsagayeswarar Temple
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Abathsagayeswarar Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Abathsagayeswarar Temple
Abathsagayeswarar Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Other names Guru Stalam
Proper name Tiru Irum pulai
Coordinates 10°22′N 78°58′E / 10.367°N 78.967°E / 10.367; 78.967Coordinates: 10°22′N 78°58′E / 10.367°N 78.967°E / 10.367; 78.967
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tanjore
Location Alangudi
Primary deity Abathsagewarar(Shiva), Dakshinamoorthy(Jupiter)
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam or Tiru Irum Poolai[1] is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the village of Alangudi in the Valangaiman taluk[2] of Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Navagraha(nine planets) temples situated in the Cauvery delta. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where Campantar, one of the four most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints) have sung the glories of this temple.

The Temple[edit]

The temple has a 5-tier rajagopuram surrounded by two prakarams(closed precincts of a temple.


Legend is that Siva consumed deadly poison, giving rise to the name Alangudi and deity being termed Apatsahayesvarar, indicating saviour during hard times.


The temple is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas(Temples of Nine planets) located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to planet Jupiter, called Dakshinamoorthy, the Guru.[3]



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