Sri Jamathkaneeswarar temple is based in the popular town known as Udayavar Theeyanur, in the district of Ariyalur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary of this temple is Jamathkaneeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Udayavar Theeyanur.
The most important festivals of this temple are Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Tirukarthikai in November-December, the Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 marked with a wedding festival, Shivrathri in February March, Deepavalli, English New Year day, Thai Poosam in January-February, Skanda Sashti in October-November Deepavalli, Pongal, Navarathri days, English New Year, etc are celebrated with lot of devotion and dedication in this temple.
Special puja and rituals are also marked on the day of Shivarathri with great dedication and devotion. During all the important religious days and auspicious days are marked with long hours in this temple. The temple’s timings are between 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 to 930 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. On Holidays and auspicious days are marked with long hour of shrine opened for devotees and pilgrims. It is the most sought after temple in this region and district of south India that is noted for large number of visitors on all Shiva related festive days.
Address – Sri Jamathkaneeswarar temple, Udayavar Theeyanur, Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu