Sri Someswarar (Lakshmi narasimhar) temple is situated in the locally named Nangavalli, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The presiding deity of this temple is Someswarar (Lakshmi narasimhar) temple (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Bhrama theertham. 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 place is Nangavalli.
The chief festivals of this particular temple are Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; 9 day Navrathri celebrations in September-October; Chitra Poornima in April-May; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July; Masi Magam in February-March, Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Thai Poosam in January-February are celebrated in the temple. These festivals are marked with special pujas and rituals in this shrine.
People from within the district and from the neighboring districts visit this particular temple on the religious important days and auspicious days according to the Hindu traditional calendar.
The temple’s specialty is that in separate shrine, Lord Shiva appears as ‘Shakti Dakshinamurthy’. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m for all the Hindus. On the other hand, the shrine remains open for long hours without any break on all festive days and those auspicious days related to Lord Shiva as per the traditional Hindu calendar. The head priest of this shrine personally supervises all the pujas and rituals performed in this temple.
Address – Sri Someswarar (Lakshmi narasimhar) temple, Nangavalli, Salem, Tamil Nadu