|Introduction to the Navagrahas and the
Navagraha temples of the Chola region of Tamilnadu. Listen to kOLaru
patikam rendered by the author.
||The Suryanaar temple dedicated to the Sun God
Surya was constructed during the period of the later Cholas.
Kailasanathar temple represents Chandrastalam (associated with the moon) in the
scheme of the Navagraha temples.
|Pullirukku Velur or Vaideeswaran Koyil near Mayiladuturai is an
ancient Shiva temple bearing a shrine to Angaarakan and is referred to as the
near Mayiladuturai is referred to as Aadi Chidambaram and it bears shrines to Nataraja,
Aghoramurthy and is referred to as the Budhastalam in the scheme of the Navagraha temples.
temple at Aalangudi bears a shrine to Dakshinamurthy and is referred to as the Gurustalam.
||The Agneeswarar temple at Kanjanoor near Kumbhakonam is referred to as the
Sukrastalam in the scheme of the Navagraha temples.
|The ancient pilgrimage
center of Tirunallaar bears shrines to
Tyagaraja and Saneeswara.
||The Naganathar temple at Tirunageswaram near Kumbhakonam has a shrine dedicated to
||The Naganathar temple at Keezhperumpallam near Mayiladutrai has a
shrine dedicated to Ketu.