Sri Arjuneswarar temple is positioned in the sub-town mentioned as Kadathur, in the district of Coimbatore, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The presiding deity of this temple is Arjuneswarar, – Marudavaneswarar, Tirumarududayur, Marudeesar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Gomathi Amman.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Amaravathi. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Kadathur.
The main festivals of this temple are Mahashivarathri in Febraury-March, Margazhi (December-January), Masi (February-March), in the month of Purattasi (September-October) three time puja is conducted in the shrine daily, Deepavalli and pondal. Special pujas and rituals are conducted as per the auspicious days on Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar. Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a Swyambu Linga Murthy.
The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 .m. and from 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. it is to be highly noted that on Pradosha days the shrine is open till 7.30 p.m. According to the local legends, “Lord Shiva is Swayambumurthy big in size placed on a broad Avudayar. Rays of Sun falling on the water reflect on the Lord. This happens even during the Uthrayana and Dakshinayana seasons (transition period of six months from south to north and from north to south) also without fail. The construction of the temple is such that this happens during the whole year.”
Address – Sri Arjuneswarar temple, Kadathur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu