Suryanarkoil Sthala varalaru, doshams and remedial measures
The Suryanar temple is located 12kms from
Kumbakonam enroute to Mayavaram. Surya's wives are Usha,
Prathyusha. The presiding deities are Puranavaradheeswarar and
his consort Mangalanayaki. Surya is the Lord of Simma Rasi and
occupies the central place amongst the navagrahas. The adidevatha
is Agni, prathyutha Devatha - Rudran. His colour is red and his
vahana is a chariot drawn by seven horses. The grain associated
with his is wheat; the flower - lotus, yerukku; fabric - red
clothes; gem - ruby; food - wheat, rava, chakkara pongal.
Kalava Munivar had foreseen his future and relised
that he would suffer from leprosy. He prayed to the Navagrahas,
who being pleased with his devotion absolved him of the disease.
Brahma Deva on realising that the Navagrahas were granting boons,
instead of aspecting a person as per his/her good and bad deeds,
condemned them to suffer from leprosy and banished them to
The Navagrahas realising their mistake, pleaded for
mercy. Brahma adviced them to seek the blessings of Lord Sva and
his consort Uma Devi residing at Thirumangalakudi, after bathing
in the holy river, Cauvery. He adviced them to consume only curd
rice laid on Velerukku leaf.
Lord Siva, pleased with their devotion absolved
them of their sins and decried that there will be nine sannadhis
for the navagrahas in the Suryanar temple (this is the only
temple where all the navagrahas are present with separate
sannadhis) and those who pray here will get relief from their
Those who suffer the ill effects of Kalathara
Dosham, Vivaha Paribandha Dosham, Puthra Dosham, Puthra
Paribandha Dosham, Vidhya Paribandha Dosham, Udyoga Padhibandha
Dosham, Surya dasai, Surya bukthi would benefit from worshipping
at this temple. Father, Athma, physical strength, right eye,
governmental largesse are the beneficial aspects of this
Propitiation of the Sun (Sunday)
CHARITY: Donate wheat, or sugar candy to a middle
aged male government leader at 12:00 noon on a Sunday.
FASTING: On Sundays, especially during Sun transits
and major or minor Sun periods.
MANTRA: To be chanted on Sunday morning at sunrise,
especially during Sun transits and major or minor Sun
to read Surya-astottara-shata-nama-vali
Surya seed mantra: Aum hram hrim hraum sah
RESULT: The planetary diety Surya is propitiated
increasing courage and notoriety.