Sri Pathanchali Manoharar temple is located in the village named Vilamal, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Pathanchali Manoharar (vilamar, vimalan) (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are none.
The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is none. 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.
The important festivals of this temple are Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, Jalabhiseka, Shivrathri in February-March, Arudra Darshan or Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, feeding of Saint Gnanasambandar by Mother Parvathi in the month of Purattasi – September-October, all the days of Ekadashi, Sankranti and Kartika Purnima celebrated with grand rituals and pujas.
The temple is open for devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. The day of Shivarathri is celebrated in grand scale in this temple for the devotees. Special rituals and pujas are conducted on this auspicious occasion in this temple.
The temple remains open from dawn to dusk for the devotees drop in from different corner of Tamil Nadu and rest of India on all auspicious days and festival days in large numbers. It is one of the sought after temple in the district by local devotees and pilgrims. It is to be remembered that the temple remains open from early morning hours to mid-noon to evening hours to dusk on certain days.