Satyagireeswarar Temple - Senganoor
 
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 History : In this temple Lord Shiva blesses the devotees as a Swayambumurthy. Moolavar Satyagireeswar and his consort Saki Devi Ammai. This temple is 1000 - 2000 years old . Thala Virutcham of this temple is Aathi and the holy water is Satya Pushkarini, Manniaru. This is the birth place of Sri Chandikeswara who blesses the devotees in all Shiva temples one of the 63 Nayanmars. In the contest between Adisesha and Vayu regarding their prowess, the former held the Meru Mount tightly. Vayu blew violently to break the mount. A small piece fell at this place. Hence, the place was named Satyagiri.
   Once there lived a Brahmin Echa Thathan his son Visara Saruman  is a siva devotee . As per vedic order his holy thread ritual-Upanayanam - took place when he was seven . He was the shepherd to the cows owned by the Brahmins of the place. He made a Shiva Linga of the sand of Manniyaru River and used the milk of the cows for abishek. Even after offering enough milk to Visara Saruman for his puja, the cows still gave full quantity of milk to their owners. Knowing this, the Brahmins complained to his father that he was wasting the milk meant for Yajnas.  His father too joined the opposition.  While Visara Saruma was deeply engaged in his Shiva Puja, his father not only attacked the son but upset the milk pots. In his deep concentration on Shiva puja, not knowing that the assailant was his father, he returned the attack with a stick which turned into an axe and cut his legs.  Lord Shiva appeared before Visara Saruma with Mother Parvathi, honoured him with His Kondrai garland and said, “As you have now lost your father, I shall be your father henceforth” and offered the title Easwara – Chandikeswara.
Lord Bhairava’s shrine is in the Maha Mandap,which if tapped produces a bronze metal sound. If one taps the wall in Mahamandap, he/she can hear bronze metal sound.The shrines of Lords Nataraja, Bhairava, Vinayaka, Muruga, Mother Gajalakshmi and Chandikeswara are in the prakara.

On His way to destroy demon Surapanma, Lord Muruga worshipped Lord Shiva here and got the weapon of Rudra Pasupatha missile. Emperor Shibi, King Harichandra had worshipped Lord in this temple. Saint Arunagiriar had sung the glory of Lord Muruga of the temple in his Tirupugazh hymns.

Contact : Sri Satyagireeswarar Temple, Senganur-612 504, Tirupanandal post, Tiruvidaimarudur Taluk, Thanjavur district.
Ph : 91- 435-2457 459, 93459 82373
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