The Pralayakaleswarar Temple is located in Pennadam and is dedicated to God Pralayakaleswarar. This shrine has a reputation beyond human imagination. The king of Gods, Indra, wanted flowers from Earth to perform Shiva Puja at his place. He sent two maidens to earth to bring flowers. The maidens found the flowers in plenty but stayed there itself seeing a Shivalinga in the garden and began performing pujas. As the maidens did not return, Indra sent the divine cow Kamadenu to bring them back. Kamadenu found the maidens but joined them in the Shiva puja by pouring its milk on the God. As cow too did not return, Indra sent his white elephant Iravadham in search of them. The elephant too joined the camp by standing in a way so as to create a cool shadow so that Sun did not hurt the Shivalinga. Finally, Indira himself came on the earth, saw the maids, cow and the elephant and joined them in the worship. All returned together with the blessings of God Shiva.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To seek cure from hand ailments
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. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.