Tiru Agathiyaanpalli (திரு அகடியன்பல்லி வெடரன்யம்)
Traditionally known as Vedaranyam.
Primary Deity: Agastheswara (அகஸ்தெஸ்வர, அக்னி புரிஸ்வர)
also known as Agni Pureeswara
Consorts: Baagampiriyaa (பகம்பிரிய)
Travel base, Address references
Located at: Vedaranyam
Travelbase: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
– near Tiruvarur
Legends and Notes
– Legend has it that Agastya witnessed the divine marriage of Shiva and Parvati here
– Interestingly, the same legend is associated with the Tyagarajar temple at Vedaranyam where a panel depicting the divine marriage is seen behind the Shivalingam in the sanctum
– It is believed that Agasthya built his hermitage here, and trekked up to Vedaranyam each day. Shiva here, is also known as Agnipureeswara
This temple is considered to be Siva Sthalam
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