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Thirupazhanam Apathsahayar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva situated in Thirupazhanam near Tiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu , India. In the canonical work of Tamil Saiva of the 7th century, the Tevaram, written by Tamil poet saints known as the Nayanars and graded as Paadal Petra Sthalam, the presiding deity is venerated.
- Moolavar : Abathsahayeswarar
- Amman / Thayar : Perianayaki
- Thala Virutcham : Kathali (plaintain), Vilwa
- Theertham :Mangalatheertham (not existing now),Cauvery
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Tirupazhanam
- Location : Tirupazhanam,Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu
The Lord is a swayambumurthy in temple. In three-tier model , the main tower is too ancient. There is no flag post in the temple. It has a peeta and Nandhi in Bali. Lord Vinayaka and Muruga have shrines in there. The Vahanas (Gods’ vehicle idols) are placed in front hall to the right.
There are shrines of Sapthamadhas (seven virgins), Vinayaka, Venugopala and Shivalingas in various names, Nataraja Sabha, Bhairava and Navagrahas the nine planets, after worshipping Vinayaka and continuing further on the left.
The area is called Kathalivanam, which means the area of plantain trees. This is where Moon worshipped. Kubera the Wealth Authority worshipped here, Lord Vishnu, Mahalakshmi and a Brahmin called Darmasharma.