Sri Somanathar temple is located in the popular village mentioned as Perumagalur, in the district of Thanjavur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The important deity of this temple is Somanathamudaiyar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is nearby stream water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this ancient town is Perumagalur.
The festivals of this shrine are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Deepavalli, pongal, New Year days according to the English calendar and Tamil Calendar, Shivarathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, pongal, Navarathri days. During the important religious days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for long hours. It is most sought after temple in this district. 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.
It is the most sought after temple belong to the ancient temple category. The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. according to the local legends and scholars, people from far and near visit this particular temple for early marriage, child boon, better education, job and career prospect in professional life and happy personal life too. It is the most visited temple in this district with great devotion and dedication.
Address – Sri Somanathar temple, Perumagalur, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu