Sri Chandrasekarar Temple is positioned in the remote village cited as Athani, in the district of Erode, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Chandrasekarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Anandavalli.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this unique place is Athani.
The important festivals of this temple are Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, Kartika Purnima, all the days of Ekadashi, Jalabhiseka, Sankranti, Shivrathri in February-March, Arudra Darshan or Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and feeding of Saint Gnanasambandar by Mother Parvathi in the month of Purattasi – September-October are celebrated with grand rituals and pujas.
The temple remains broadily open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m for all the pilgrims and devotees. The main deity is a swayambumurthy in this temple. According to the local legends, There are shrines in the corridor-prakara for Navagrahas the nine planets, Vinayaka, Brahmma and Vishnu. There are two tier towers.
At this temple devotees and pilgrims pray for good yield in agriculture, welfare of cattle and materializing marriages delayed due to unexpected circumstances. On realising their prayers, they offer abishek and vastras-clothes to deities. There are plenty of local buses that ply to this particular village from the heart of the town of Erode.
Address – Sri Chandrasekarar Temple, Athani, Erode District.Tamil Nadu