Sukra in Sanskrit means clean or pure. He is the Guru of Asuras.
He represents wealth: pleasure: reproduction: aesthetic senses: romance and sexuality: feminine qualities and fine arts.
Sukradasa in an individual’s horoscope last for twenty years. If it is well positioned, this period brings much success, happiness and wealth.
This is a beneficial graha ruled by Goddess Mahalakshmi. It rules the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra. Its color is white, metal is silver and the gemstone is diamond.
If unfavorable, he is said to cause eye diseases, venereal complaints, impotence, pimples, loss of appetite and rash on the skin.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is 15 kilometers from Kumbakonam.