Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur

Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur

Saivite Temples, Thanjavur District


Ramanathaswamy facing east


Parvathavardhini, facing south

Other Deities

Ananthaganapathy, Hanumantha Lingam, Dakshinamurthy, Mahalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Annamalaiyar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Saneeswara, Nagar, Bhairava, Surya

Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur is a small temple better known as Saneeswara temple. Saneeswara is seen with his 2 consorts and 2 children here and is thus considered a very important temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No Information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No Information


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King Dasaratha (Lord Rama’s father) is said to have presented himself before Saneeswara (Saturn) when the latter was on a planetary movement which could harm Earth. Pleased with his valor, Saneeswara is said to have asked Dasaratha to visit Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur temple, have a bath at the holy tank and pray to him. Lord Saneeswara, unlike any other temple, is seen with his entire family here at Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur.


Ramanathaswamy Thirunaraiyur is about 500 meters before reaching the Nachiyarkovil temple when you come from Kumbakonam.

Stay and Food

None locally. Kumbakonam is the nearest. Mangalambika Coffee Hotel in the Kumbeswarar entrance shopping corridor is a good place for food. There are many other restaurants in Kumbakonam which serve good food too.

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