Sri Viruthachaleswarar temple is located in the outskirt village mentioned as Venganoor, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The chief deity of this temple is Viruthachaleswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is nearest stream water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this special spot is Venganoor.
The chief festivals of this temple are Masi Ratha Sapthami in February-March, Akshaya Thrithiya, 10 day Panguni Surya puja in March-April, Deepavalli, Pongal, New Year day, Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, feeding of Saint Gnanasambandar by Mother Parvathi in the month of Purattasi – September-October, Sankranti, Jalabhiseka, Shivrathri in February-March, all the days of Ekadashi, Arudra Darshan or Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Kartika Purnima are celebrated with much devotion and dedication in the shrine. The local residents participate in all these festivals and make it a grand success.
The shrine remains open for devotees and pilgrims from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. In the shrine, Lord Shiva is Swayambumurthi who graces the devotees and pilgrims. People from near and far visit this temple on all auspicious days and religious important days according to the Hindu traditional calendar. The temple was built in the ancient times by its ruler in Dravidian temple architectural style with many artistic works.
Address – Sri Viruthachaleswarar temple, Venganoor, Salem, Tamil Nadu