Sri Rajendra Chozheeswarar Temple (Balasubramaniar temple) temple is situated in the special village cited as Periyakulam, in the district of Theni, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The presiding deity of this temple is Rajendra Chozheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Aram Valartha Nayaki.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this special place is Periyakulam.
The festivals that are celebrated in this temple are Panguni Brahmmotsavam, Chithirai New Year Day (April-May), Vinayaka Chaturthi, Aadi Pooram in July-August; Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October), Aani Tirumanjanam (June-July), Skanda Sashti and Iypasi Annabishekam (November-December), Makara Sankranthi (January-February), Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November, Dhanur month and Thiruvadhirai (December-January), Vaikasi Vishakam in May-June; Mahasivarathri (February-March), Thai Poosam in January-February, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Pradosha days (13th day from New Moon or Full Moon day) and Panguni Uthiram (March-April) are celebrated in the temple.
At present all the devotees, pilgrims and tourists are wholeheartedly invited into the shrine for homams, worship, prayers and rituals. A large crowd of pilgrims and devotees visit this sacred place on weekends, festival occasions, Hindu religious auspicious days and national holidays. On the day of Maha Shivratri, a sea of devotees, pilgrims and tourists throng this shrine with great devotion and dedication. It is the most frequently visited temple in this district by the local residents.
Address – Sri Rajendra Chozheeswarar Temple (Balasubramaniar temple) temple, Periyakulam, Theni, Tamil Nadu