Sri Sangameswarar temple is located in the popular village mentioned as Kottaimedu, in the district of Coimbatore, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The important deity of this temple is Sangameswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Akhilandeswari.
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 about 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this ancient town is Kottaimedu.
The festivals of this shrine are 13 day Brahmmotsaam in Chithirai (April-May), Shivarathri in February-March, Vaikasi Visakam (May-June), Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Aadipooram (July-August), Tirukarthikai in November-December, Aadi Velli (July-August), Deepavalli, Annabishekam, pongal, Tirukarthikai (November-December), New Year days according to the English calendar and Tamil Calendar, Thai Poosam (January-February),Skanda Sashti in Aipasi (October-November), Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October) and Vinayaka Chaturthi.
According to the local legends, “The six faces of Arumuga Peruman (Lord Muruga) are generally found facing different directions in our temples. The Lord in this temple graces directing only a single direction. As the Shivalinga, in the temple has lines of Brahmmasutra (short form of Vedas and Upanishads by Sage Veda Vyasa) written on its head. It is said that this has the effect of changing the very destiny of His devotees.”
The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. It is the most sought after temple belong to the ancient temple category. The shrine remains open for all the Hindus who are devotees and pilgrims from early morning hours to late mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk.
During the important religious days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for long hours. It is most sought after temple in this district.
Address: Sri Sangameswarar temple, Kottaimedu, Coimbatore district. Tamil Nadu