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Sri Sangameswarar Temple
Sri Sangameswarar Temple  Thirunana is located in Tamil Nadu
Sri Sangameswarar Temple  Thirunana
Sri Sangameswarar Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 11°27′N 77°41′E / 11.450°N 77.683°E / 11.450; 77.683Coordinates: 11°27′N 77°41′E / 11.450°N 77.683°E / 11.450; 77.683
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Erode
Location Bhavani, Tamil Nadu, India
Primary deity Shiva
Consort Parvati
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

Sangameswarar Temple or Thirunana is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva located at Bhavani near Erode, in Tamil Nadu. The shrine is located near the confluence of the rivers Bhavani, Kaveri and Amrutavahini.


Legend goes that the remnants of the celestial nectar which came out of the milky ocean was buried here by sage Parasarar and the same turned into a Sivalingam. Kuberan, Rama, Arjuna, Viswamitrar and Parasarar are said to have worshipped the god over here. The Nayanmars Thevaram pathigam is composed by Sambandar. He had composed 10 poems in this temple in the praise of the lord which comes under 2nd Thirumurai. Saint Arunagirinathar who visited Thirunanaa, has composed many songs (Thirupugazh) on Lord Subramanya

Temple architecture and festivals[edit]

The temple is constructed on a 4-acre (16,000 m2) plot. The main Gopuram with 5 tiers is located on the north side of the temple. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva known as Sangameswarar along with his consort Pannaar Mozhiyaal or Vedanayagi. A shrine dedicated to Kartikeya is situated between the shrines of Siva and Parvati. There is also separate shrine inside the temple for Lord Vishnu and his consort Soundaravalli Thaayar. The stala vriksham is a ilandai (Zizyphus mauritiana) tree. The annual Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the Tamil month of Chitrai.


This temple is located in Bhavani in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. It is 15 km from Erode, 30 km from Gobichettipalayam, 56 km from Salem and 106 km from Coimbatore. Bus facilities to Bhavani are available from all the major towns in the region.


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