Aiyarapaar Temple is the Temple of Lord Shiva also known as Dakshina Kailasam, located in Thiruvaiyaru of Thanjavur District. Temple is incarnated by the chantings of Thevaram and is classified as “Paadal Petra Sthalam”.Thiruvaiyaru means 5 rivers around the city, “Arisilaaru”, “Vennaaru”, “Vettaaru”, “Kudamuruttiyaaru”, “Kaaviriyaaru”.
Aiyarappar Temple Thiruvaiyaru History
There are several inscriptions in the temple affiliates the temple to the Cholas, Pandyas, and other rulers. Karikala Chola, Rajaraja the great, Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan, and Krishna Devarayar are associated with Thiruvaiyaru.
The temple has two distinct divisions called ‘Uttarakailasam’ and ‘Dakshinakailasam’. Uttarakailasam was built by Rajaraja Cholan’s queen in the late 10th century who also made several endowments. Dakshinakailasam was renovated by Rajendra Cholan’s queen. Appar, one of the important Nayanmar, was closely associated with this shrine and dedicated one of the songs in ‘Thevaram’ to this temple.
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Aiyarappar Temple Festivals:
MahaShivaRatri in the months of February-March.
Karthika Masam in the month of October to November
Sri Aiyaarappar Temple, Tiruvaiyaru,Tanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.
Aiyarappar Temple Thiruvaiyaru Dress Code
Female: Sarees, Half Sarees Chudidars.
Male: Shirt and Dhottis.
How to Reach Aiyarappar Temple:
The Thanjavur New Bus Stand to the Aiyarappar Temple is 18kms.
Thanjavur Railway Station to Aiyarappar Temple is 14kms.