Budhan Baghavan( MERCURY) -Thiruvengadu
Main Deity -Swetaranyeswarar
Goddess - Bhrama vidya Nayaki
Holy tree - Alamaram
Theertham - Surya theertham,Agni,Chandra,theertham
Sri Swetaranyeswarar is Shiva as Bhuda or Mercury. It is one of the Navagraha Sthalas. The Lord Bhuda faces North East direction.Among nine planets Budhan is said to bestow wisdom and intellect. Budha or Mercury is considered as the greatest among the wise. This place is similar to Kasi with all the Snana Ghats. One can do all the karmas here, that is supposed to be done in kasi. This place is also called Adhi Chidambaram. Nataraja’s dance here is known as Hasti Natanam.Achuthagapanar bathed in the three tanks, worshiped Thiruvengadar and he was blessed with a child. This child came to be known as Meikandar .Those who visit Thiruvengadu will find relief from puthira dosham, difficulties in studies, mental instability, and nervous disorders.
This temple is especially known for its unique incarnate of Lord Shiva called "Agora Murthi".It is said that Agora Murthi was one of the furious incarnation of Lord ShivaLord Shiva took his incarnation 'Agora murthi' and killed the 'Padmasuran' under a tree.( which is now in Thiruvengadu temple, back to the entrance of Agora murthi).
60km from Kumbakonam,26km from Mayiladuthurai
10km from Sirkazhi ,nearest railway station Mayiladuthurai.
Contact: Arulmighu Swetharanyeswarar Temple,
Tiruvenkadu Post,Sirkazhi Taluk,
Nagapattinam District PIN - 609114