Sri Bhoominathar temple is based in the upcoming town mentioned as Trichy, in the district of Tiruchchirappalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Bhoominathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Jagadhambikai.
The holy trees of this temple are Pancha Vrukshas (five trees) – Athi, Vilwa, Kurunthai, Magizham and Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Changu theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this area is Tiruchchirappalli.
The primary of this shrine are Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, 10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Aadi Pooram in July-August, Navarathri in September-October, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Aipasi Annabishek and Skanda Sashti in October-November, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Mrigaseersham star day, Panchamurthis on Masi Magam (February-March), Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, theertha Utsav, Thai Poosam in January-February are observed in the temple.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the Hindus. It is to be highly remembered that during all religious important days and the auspicious days for long hours. The temple remains open as per the temple time schedules from early morning to mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to dusk with great devotion and dedication. According to the local legends, “Sri Nandi Deva with his four hands graces at the feet of Lord Nataraja in the temple playing the drum (Maddhala). Sri Nandi Deva is also the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva.”
Address – Sri Bhoominathar temple, Trichy, Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu