Ilameeswarar temple, Daramangalam, Salem

Sri Ilameeswarar temple is located in the village named Daramangalam, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Ilameeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Thaiyal Nayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Float – Theppam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Shivagama. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Daramangalam.

The festivals of this particular shrine are Monthly Full Moon days, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Pradosha days, Arudra Darshan in December-January, Kruthika star days, Shivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, English and Tamil New Year day, Pongal, Deepavalli and Tiruvadirai in Margazhi (December-January). These festivals are celebrated in grand manner.

The temple is open for all from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. As per the local legends, “There are shrines for Lords Muruga, Bhairava, Dakshinamurthi, Sun and Nagar.  Sri Vinayaka as Lord Bala Vidya Ganapathi graces the temple with His merciful presence.  Pure rice is offered as nivedhana to Lord Shiva.” Devotees and pilgrims offer vastras to the main diety and Mother and largely contribute for temple renovation and smooth functioning. The other deities of this temple are Lord Bala Vidya Ganapathi, Lord Mahavishnu, Ilameeswarar-Young Lord, Mother Thaiyal Nayaki, Mother Sivakamasundari and Nandhi. This temple was built by a chieftain Keddi Mudali in the jungle region then but now it is a settlement area.

Address: Sri Ilameeswarar Temple, Daramangalam, Salem district. Tamil Nadu

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