Sri Someswarar temple is located in the holy village known as Manamadurai, in the district of Sivaganga, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Someswarar (thirupathakesar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Jack. The holy water of this temple is river theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Manamadurai.
The festivals that marks this particular shrine are Mahashivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Skanda Sashti in October-November, New Year day as per the English calendar and Tamil calendar, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikunta Ekadashi day, Amavasya and Pournami are celebrated with much devotion and dedication at this particular shrine. Devotees and pilgrims throng in large number in this particular temple on these days of festivals. Special rituals and pujas marks these days at this temple.
It is often visited by local population of this district. On the day of Shivarathri, a special pujas and rituals are conducted for the pilgrims and devotees at this temple. In this temple, Shivarathri day is celebrated with festivity. It is one of the ancient temples that belong to Lord Shiva in this region. The temple remains open for all from the early morning hours to mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk. During all the religious important days, the shrine remains open for long hours with any break for all the Hindus.
Address – Sri Someswarar temple, Manamadurai, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu