Tiruvalampolil, Thanjavur District
Main Deity : Aathmanaatheswarar, Vadamooleswarar.
Ambal : Gnaanambigai.
Other Deities : Subramaniar, Nalvar, Moola Vinayagar, Panchalingam, Dhankshanamurthy, Chandikeswarar, Kasi Vishwanathar, Murugan with Valli and Deivanai.
Theertham : Cauvery.
Temple tree : Banyan tree(not available now), Bael tree.
Prominence of the shrine : Nayanmars have sung about this temple in Devaram and this is the tenth temple among the temples in the southern bank of Cauvery. This temple has a 5-level tower. Dwarabalagar are present in both sides of the tower entrance. If we pass through the entrance of the tower, Subramaniar shrine is present in the left side. In the courtyard outside, shrines of Vinayagar,Vishwanathar and Vishalakshi are present. In the next mantap, Navagraha shrine is present in the right side and Ambal shine is present in the left side. Ambal is in standing position.
Here the Prime Deity Aathmanaatheswarar, the self-manifested deity (swayambu) stands facing west and blesses. In the paved corridor of the temple, the shrines of Subramaniar, Nalvar, Moola Vinayagar, Panchalingam, Dhankshanamurthy, Chandikeswarar, Kasi Vishwanathar, Murugan with Valli and Deivanai are present. This Lord was worshipped by Kasyapar, Ashtavasus. Durga in this temple is considered to be very powerful. Dhankshanamurthy appears as Medha Dhankshanamurthy and graces everyone.
Lord Indra had his bath in the white lotus pond of this temple and got his curse warded off. Sundarar was reminded of the wedding of Nandi in this place. The tradition is that by worshipping the Goddess here, one can attain wisdom, marriage obstacles can be relieved and blessed with children. The name of this place Alampozhil has become Thirualampozhil.
Temple History : The inscription of this holy place notes the Lord as "Tenparampaikuti tiruvalam polil utaya nathar". Appar also in his Tirutantakam has sung "Tenparampaikutiyinmeya tiruvalm polilanai cinti nence". From this we can understand that the city was known as Parampaikuti and the temple Tiruvalampozhil.
People who worshipped here : Kasyapar, Ashtavasus.
Poets who sang its praise : Thirunavukarasar.
Temple Timings : Morning 07:00 am to 12:00 noon, Evening 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
Temple Festivals :
Nearest Town : Thanjavur.
Address : Aathmanaatheswarar Temple,
Tiruvalampolil Po, Thirupandhuruthi - 613 103,Via Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru Circle,Thanjavur District.
Hotels Near Aathmanaatheswarar Temple, Thirupandhuruthi :
1. Sangam Hotel, Thanjavur
Trichy Road, Thanjavur – 613007
Tel : 91-4362-239451
2. Hotel Parisutham
55 G.A. Canal Road, Thanjavur 613 001, India
Tel : 04362 231 801.
3. Hotel Gnanam
Anna Salai ( Market Road)
Thanjavur 613 001.
Phone : 04362- 278501-507.
Fax : 04362 235536.
4. Hotel Balaji Inn
New Bus Stand,
Phone Number : 04362-226949/227949.
5. Star Residency
Hotel Temple Tower) 20/1 A S.M Road,
Next to Ramanathan hospital Bus Stop,
Tanjore - 613 007.
Tel : +91 - 4362- 276333 / 34 / 37.
Fax: +91 - 4362-276336.
Restaurant Near Aathmanaatheswarar Temple, Thirupandhuruthi :
1. Hotel Ramnath,
No 1335, Thanjavur Ho, Thanjavur -
613 001, South Rampart Old Bus Stand
Ph: +(91)-4362-272567, +(91)-9362610901.
2. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Bhavan,
No 133, Big Street, Thanjavur HO,
Thanjavur - 613 001, Pattukottai
Ph : +(91)-4362-252358.
3. Karthik Restaurant
No 1334, Thanjavur HO, Thanjavur - 613 001, South Rampart Inside Karthick Hotel
Ph:+(91)-4362-278662, 278663, 278322.
4. Hotel Coffee Palace AC
No 1465, Tanjore, Thanjavur - 613 001,