Sri Thirukameswarar temple is positioned in the sub-town mentioned as Ponnur, in the district of Tiruvannamalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The presiding deity of this temple is Thirukameswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Tamarind tree. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Ponnur.
The main festivals of this temple are Margazhi (December-January), Masi (February-March), in the month of Purattasi (September-October) three time puja is conducted in the shrine daily, Deepavalli, Mahashivarathri in Febraury-March and pondal. Special pujas and rituals are performed on Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar. All these festivals and other Lord Shiva related important religious days and auspicious days with great festivity and religious spirit.
Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy shines. As a Swyambu Linga Murthy, Lord Shiva graces in the temple. The temple is widely opened for Hindus from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
It is the most important temple in this region and south India. It is listed among the most sought after ancient temples in south India.
Other deities of this temple are Mother Brahmmandeswari, Mother Ambica, Lord Vinayaka, Varasiddhi Vinayaka and Lord Brahmmandeswarar. This temple can be easily reached through the roadways by bus and taxi. It is one of the ancient Lord Shiva temple in this region.
Address – Sri Thirukameswarar temple, Ponnur, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu