The Swarnapureeswarar Temple is located in Tenponparappi and is dedicated to God Shiva. The Linga is made of a single special stone having the characteristics of Navapashana (9 herbal medicines) and is 5.5 feet tall and set on the Brahma and Vishnu peetams. When abhisheka is performed the various items fall down in 16 lines without a residue on the Lingam. They turn blue in color as they come off the Linga. The Linga is Shodasa a Linga with 16 faces. This abishek is performed during Rahu Kalam time. The Nandhi in this temple is a Bala Nandhi and so is represented without the horns, and so the devotees can have the darshan of the God easily without any obstruction. On the Full Moon day in the Month of Panguni (March - April) and on the Uthara star day of the same month, two rays of Sun pass through the Nandhi and fall on the God directly from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The distance between Nandhi and the God in sanctum sanctorum is 70 feet. There is lamp flame that is continuously burning representing the energy of Kakapujanda Siddha. The idol of God Subramanya (Muruga) is seen with his consorts Valli and Deivanai. The shrines of Goddess Durga and Guru (Jupiter) are in the temple. There are many carvings on stone in Grantha and Tamil letters.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To have good farm yields
- Relief from debts
- Relief from ill effects of Rahu - Kethu
- People facing obstacles in getting married
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.
5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.