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Sri Paramanatha Ayyanar temple
Moolavar: Paramanatha Ayyanar
  Amman / Thayar: Pooranai, Pushkalai
  Thala Virutcham:
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Soorakottai
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Aadi festival in July-August and sheep sacrifice and special pujas on the Aipasi Uthirada star day in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Sandanakappu-dressing with sandal paste – on Poornimas-full moon days to Aiyanar and Ambicas and Vibhuthi-sacred ash- dressing are followed in the temple on new moon-Amavasya days. It is believed that these darshans would bring all prosperity to the devotee with an alchemy effect of changing even mud into gold.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Paramanatha Ayyanar Temple, Soorakkottai, Thanjavur district  
 General Information:
  There are shrines in the temple for Lord Kannimoola Ganapathi, Aiyappan, Vabar, Muniandavar, Pechi Amman, Madurai Veeran with Bommi and Vellayammal, Vadivazhagi Amman in the temple.  

People pray to Pechi Amman for protection of children from evil spirits, Madurai Veeran to realize their wishes and Lord Kannimoola Ganapathi to succeed in their plans.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees sacrifice sheep and offer Pongal-pudding. They offer 108 pudding balls called Kozhukkattai in Tamil to Lord Ganapathi. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  During the pongal festival occurring in January, people from Soorakkottai,  Orathanadu and surrounding places offer pongal toAyyanar.  They come in families and sacrice sheep.  They also gather here for Sandanakappu and Vibuthi Alankar darshan on full moon days and new moon days respectively.  
  Temple History:
  About 200 years ago, while tilling his land, a farmer found a stone stuck in his plough.  It was but Ayyanar.  The deity in the stone told the farmer that if people of the place build a temple and worship Him, He would make the place and people prosperous.  A small temple was erected and worships began.  A siddha from Kerala came to the Vinayaka temple here and stayed here for a while.  People called him Pillayar Koil Samiar.  He made a small hut for himself near the Paramanatha Ayyanar.  His food was a liquid mixture of some herbals and pepper boiled in an earthern pot.  Those who came for Ayyanar worship, paid due respect to Samiar also.  The Siddha undertook some intense fasting and infused all powers to Ayyanar and conducted some homas-a ritual done by offering specific items in fire for a big purpose chanting mantras.  The fame of Ayyanar began to spread to other places, it is said.  
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Sandanakappu and Vibhuti Alankaras are dedicated to Ayyanar on full moon and new moon days respectively. It is believed that worshipping Ayyanar during these days would bring them all prosperity.
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