Sri Soundareswarar temple is located in the tiny village named Thirupanaiyur, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Soundareswarar (Azhagiyanathar, Thalavaneswarar) and his consorts are none. The holy tree of this temple is none.
The holy water of this temple is Krupa Theertham. 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 place is none.
Hindu religious devotees throng this temple in order to grandly celebrate Shivarathri as per the Vedic practices plus rules and regulations. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, having a bath or dip in the holy River Cauvery on the ghat situated near the temple is regarded very auspicious and holy. It will help in washing away the sins committed in the past and present birth. On all the auspicious days, much elaborate rituals and special pujas are conducted in this particular temple.
Pilgrims and devotees from nook and corner of Tamil Nadu visit this particular temple in order to removal of obstacle in marriage talks, women pray for longevity of husbands, the safety of their mangala sutras and follow-ups of the past birth’s bad effects.
On the other hand, devotees conduct abishekam to Lord Shiva before and after realizing their desires and wishes. On the day of Shivarathri, devotes from different parts of Tamil Nadu pay their respectful visit to this temple for special prayers and rituals. The temple remains open for devotees from early morning to mid noon and later in the early evening hours to dusk with daily fixed schedules.