Sri Paramathi Bheemeswarar temple is located in the village named Paramathi Velur, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Bheemeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Paramathi Velur.
The main festivals of this temple are Mahashivarathri in February-March, Navarathri, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Markali Tiruvaathirai, Pongal, Deepavalli, New Year day and other Lord Shiva related festivals in this particular shrine. According to the local legends, “The presiding deity is named after the Shivalinga installed and worshipped by Bheema one of the Pancha Pandava brothers.”
Devotees and pilgrims pray for immediate removal of all type of obstacles in marriage alliances, for immediate child boon and excellence in higher education. The temple remains open from morning rom 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the devotees and pilgrims that are from early morning hours to early mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk.
The shrine remains open for long hours. It is most sought after temple in this district, during the important religious days and auspicious days. There are separate shrines for Brahmma, Muruga, Chandikeswara, Vinayaka, Kalabhairava, Dakshinamurthy, Saneeswara (Saturn) and Navagrahas (9 planets).
Address: Sri Paramathi Bheemeswarar Temple, Paramathi Velur, Mavureddi, Salem district. Tamil Nadu