The Neelakandeswarar temple is located in Irugur and is dedicated to God Neelakandeshwarar. The moolavar God Neelakandeswarar was found 3, 000 years ago as a swayambulinga. The lingam is found with a Kuzhi on the head, a small scratch on the right forehead and a tuft at the back of the head. The rays of Sun fall directly on God Neelakandeswara during the evenings in the months of Chithirai (April - May), Purattasi (September - October) and Aipasi (October - November), which is considered very special Mother Swayamvara Parvathi is to the left of the God while God Gnana Dandapani is on the right. An idol of God Brahma is also present. God Neelakandeswarar, God Gnana Dandapani and Mother Swayamvara Parvathi face west. God Soundareswarar and God Muruga with his consorts Valli and Deivanai and Mother Meenakshi are face the east.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To find relief from Rahu and Ketu Dosham
- People facing obstacles in getting married pray to Goddess Durga and Syamvara Parvati
- For longevity to husband's life
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 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.