Erumbeeswarar Temple, Tiruverumbur, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Erumbeeswarar temple is located in Tiruverumbur village, in Tiruchchirappalli of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Erumbeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Narunkuzhal Nayaki. The festival deity of this temple is Somaskandar.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Erumbiyur.

According to the local legends and expert, “The shrine is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is 7th Shiva shrine on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.” The temple’s festivals are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Shivrathri in February-March, Vaikasi Brahammotsavam in May-June and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November. All these festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charisma at this temple.

As per temple’s specialty, Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambu murthy.              The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. It is to be noted that Sun God with His two consorts named Usha and Pradyusha both facing towards each other in the Navagraha shrine.

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