SriVanchiyam – Vanchinathaswamy Temple

Temple:

Located 15kms from Tiruvarur near the Kumbakonam-Nannilam route.

Yama Dharma Raja served as the vahana for Lord Shiva. Highest status for Yama at this temple

Significance:

Bhoologa Kailasam – One of the 6 sacred Saivite Temples on the banks of the Cauvery

Historically, six places – Thiruvenkadu, Thiruvayaru, Thiru Mayuram (Mayiladuthurai), Thiru Vidaimarathur, Chaaya Vanam and Srivanchiyam – along the banks of Cauvery have been specified as sacred and comparable to visiting Kasi. Among these, Sri Vanchiyam counts as the most sacred.

Praised by all four Saivite Saint Poets

 

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