The Sri Bhaskareswarar Temple is located in Parithi Niyamam and is dedicated to God Bhaskareswarar. The presiding deity at this temple is God Bhaskareswarar or Parithiappar and the Goddess is Mangalambikai. This is the 101st Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns. This east - facing temple is quite ancient and has a five - tiered Rajagopuram. The temple has a Kodimaram, Vinayagar, Nandhi and Palipeedam. Ambal temple is situated near the vasantha mandapam facing south. After the second gopuram, there are idols of Vinayagar, Murugan and Gajalaxmi. There is also a Nataraja Sabha close to which are the idols of Bhairavar, Suryan, Chandiran and Navagraham. In this temple, God Murugan is worshipped as Varaprasatha Moorthy. Once, the Sun known as Parithi in Tamil was suffering from a severe disease. He surrendered to God Shiva for relief. The God advised the Sun to visit this place, create a holy spring, install a Shivalinga and worship Him. The Sun meticulously followed God's advice and was cured. As God Shiva graced the Sun, He is named Parithi Appar in Tamil and Bhaskareswara in Sanskrit. The other story is that Emperor Shibi, belonging to God Sri Rama's Surya dynasty in the ascending order, renounced his royal life and set out on a pilgrimage of Shiva sthalas. He is the king who rendered justice to a dove offering his own flesh. During the pilgrimage, the emperor was relaxing at this place. His escort was gathering grass to feed the horse. While he dug the land for grass, his instrument touched the Shivalinga below and began to bleed. The king ordered for further digging and found the Surya Linga. He performed abhishekam to the Linga and worshipped it. A scar on the Linga is still evident, according to sthala purana. The emperor learnt the origin of Linga from a sage. The Linga installed by Sun was brought out to the world through one belonging to his own dynasty. The rays of the Sun fall on the God during March - April (Panguni Tamil month on 18, 19 and 20). Very Ancient Temple. it facing East. Five rajagopuram are there. The entrance of first gopuram had a kodimaram, vinayagar, nandhi, palipeedam, Ambal temple is situated near to the vasantha mandapam facing south. Acossing the second gopuram vinayagar, murugan, Gajalaxmi sannathi are there to worship. Natraja saba are there. Near to that bairavar, suryan, chandiran and navagraham are there. Murugan in this temple is consider and worship varaprasatha moorthy. After worshiping dwarabalakar and vinayagar and enter into the sannnithi to worship swambu moorthhy. Opposite to moolavar nandhi, palipeedam. Those born on Karthika, Uthiram, Uthiradam star days, those undergoing Sun main period in life, those born under Leo ascendant and Rasi and in the months Chithirai (April-May), Aavani (September-October), Aipasi (October-November) and on the first day of any Tamil month, pray here on the first Sunday of the full moon fortnight to get relieved from all adverse aspects affecting them.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To perform rituals for ancestors
- To overcome adverse effects or Doshas from any planet
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.
6.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.