Sri Swayambulingawami temple is based in the sub-town known as Uvari, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The principal deity of this temple is Swayambunathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Brahamma Shakti.
The holy tree of this temple is Kadamba tree. The holy water of this temple is Teppakulam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Sivagama. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Veerai Valanadu.
The festivals of this shrine are all Lord Shiva related festivals are grandly celebrated with devotional and dedicational significance. Other festivals of this temple are 3 day Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Lord granting darshan to the Makara fish drawing a crowd of over 3 lakhs; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Pujas on the last Fridays of each Tamil month; Vinayaka Chaturthi, Thai poosam in January-February; Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Karthikai in November-December; Vinayaka Chaturthi, first day of all Tamil months, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, New moon days in Adi (July-August and Thai month, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Pradosha days (13th day either from new moon or full moon day); Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Purattasi Navarathri in September-October and Thai Poosam in January-February.
The shrine is open for all the Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy.
Address – Sri Swayambulingawami temple, Uvari, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu