Sri Dharmeswarar temple is situated in the small village named Achuthamangalam, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Dharmeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this particular place is Achuthamangalam.
The festivals that are grandly celebrated in this temple are in the month of Chithirai (April-May) transit day of planet Jupiter from one zodiac sign to the next with special pujas, Car festival for Lord Dakshinamurthy, Poornima day (Full moon day), Thai poosam in January-February, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Pongal, Deepavalli, New Year days. These festive days are celebrated with great religious spirit and enthusiasm. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy.
The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. During all the festive days and public holiday, the shrine remains open for the whole day for the Hindus who visit with great devotion and dedication. It is one of the ancient temples in this district. It is a shrine that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva. People from within the district and from the neighboring state of Kerala visit this temple. Local residents throng this shrine daily for prayers.
Address – Sri Dharmeswarar temple, Achuthamangalam, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu