The Arulmigu Agatheeswarar Temple is located in Dharapuram and is dedicated to God Arulmigu Agatheeswarar. On the occasion of Goddess Parvathi's wedding, Brahma, Thirumal, Moppathu Mukkodi Devar were assembled at mount Meru. Due to this Meru's northern part sank downwards while the southern part became raised. To correct this God Shiva sent Agathiyar to Pothigai to correct the Earth's equilibrium. While on his way, he stayed at Dharapuram and sent his followers to Kasi to bring a Shiva Lingam. When they failed to return in time, Agathiyar formed a Linga on the banks of River Amaravathi and thus the God here came to be known as Agatheeswarar. When his disciples returned with the Linga from Kasi, it was established as Kasi Viswanathar on the right side of the temple. The Pandavas prayed here during their exile. This temple has the importance of Murthy, Theertha and Sthala.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be rid of all their problems in marriage
- To gain good employment
- To be blessed with children
- To have mental peace and strength
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
6 a.m. to 8 p.m.