Sri Nitheeswarar temple is based in the sub-town known as Annamputhur, in the district of Viluppuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The principal deity of this temple is Nitheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is none. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Annamputhur.
The festivals of this shrine are all Lord Shiva related festivals are grandly celebrated with devotional and ritualistic significance. Other festivals of this temple are – Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Thai Poosam in January-February, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, etc.
These festivals and auspicious days are celebrated in grand manner in this shrine. According to the local legends and historians, this temple is one of the ancient Lord Shiva temples in this district.
Special pujas and rituals are conducted on Shivarathri day and all the auspicious days related to Lord Shiva at this particular shrine. On all the festive days and auspicious days, the shrine is marked with whole day kept open for devotees and pilgrims.
The shrine is open for all the Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambu murthy.
Address – Sri Nitheeswarar temple, Annamputhur, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu