Aiyarappar Temple

Timings: 6 am to 11 pm, 4 pm to 8:30 pm

Aiyarappar temple is considered a kailasam – one of the six temples on the banks of river Cauvery which are equally revered as the Kashi Vishwanath temple. It is thus referred to as Dakshina Kailasam – Shiva’s southern abode. The one-roomed home of music composer Thyagaraja situated next to the temple, and his shrine on the river banks are major tourist attractions. Hymns of Thevaram are incarnated in the temple. Aiyarappar is considered the foremost amongst the seven Saptha Stanam temples, and it is also included as a Paadal Petra Sthalam. The presiding deity is named after the five rivers of Tiruvaiyaru. The temple complex contains five water bodies and a Homa Kund, started by sage Adi Sankara.

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