Sri Amara Paneeswarar Temple is based in the residential area mentioned as Pariyur, in the district of Erode , in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Amarapaneeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Soundaryanayaki . The festival deity is Somaskandar.
The holy tree of this temple is Magizham. The holy water of this temple is Well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Pazham Perum Pathi (ancient place).
There are many festivals that are celebrated in this temple. That are Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, 10 day Chithirai Mother Chamundeeswari festival commencing from the first day after new moon day in April-May; Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Aavani Moolam in August-September; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Karthikai Deepam in November-December; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Thai Poosam in January-February are celebrated in this temple.
In this temple, Lord Shiva graces as a swayambumurthy for the devotees and pilgrims. It is to be noted that Shivarathi is festival that is marked with a Public holiday in India and across other nation where a good percentage of Hindu population resides. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m for all the Hindus.
According to the local legends, “The rays of Sun fall on the Lord two days in the month of March at Sunset time offering his worship. Brightness of the rays fall fully on the Linga.”
Address – Sri Amara Paneeswarar Temple, Pariyur, Erode district, Tamil Nadu.