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Tirukkaanoor Semmeninathar Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Thirukanur in Tamil Nadu, India, Thanjavur district. The place ‘s traditional name is “Tirukanurpatti.” Also the spot is called Manalmedu. Shiva is the presiding Deity. His name is Semmeninathar. His consort ‘s named the Sivayoganayaki.
- Moolavar : Semmeninathar, Karumbeswarar
- Urchavar : Karumbeswarar
- Amman / Thayar : Sivayoganayaki, Soundaryanayaki
- Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
- Theertham : Vedhatheertham
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Tirukanurpatti, Manalmedu
- Location : Thirukanur,Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu.
This is the 110th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 56th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.
Karikala Cholan ‘s mother had been hiding in this position to shield her son from enemy attacks. Since there was no king for the kingdom, as follows in those days to select a king, a royal elephant was sent to pick up a person to head the kingdom, with a garland.
The elephant came to Thirukkanur and chose to play there the little boy Karikalan, garlanded him, in procession carried him on his back. That is the case
From this location, Karikalan became the Kingdom of the Chola.