The Thalapureeswarar Temple is located in Thirupanangadu and is dedicated to God Shiva. While in his journey around the south, Sage Agasthya desired to worship God Shiva in this place. The God told the sage through a voice that He was in this place as a Swayambu lingam under a neem tree. The sage saw another sage in meditation and asked him about the Lingam, the sage showed Agasthya the Lingam and returned to meditation. Since Agasthya did not have water to perform the pooja, the God poured water from the Ganga on His head. The water that collected there became a holy spring named Jada Ganga Theertham (spring that came from the hair of the God). When Agasthya wanted fruits to offer the God for Naivedhiam, the God is said to have dropped palm fruits. Pleased with the pooja of Sage Agasthya, the God granted darshan to him. As God dropped palm fruits, He also came to be known as Thalapureeswarar, thalam meaning palm tree. There are shrines for God Nataraja, Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy, Meenakshi Chokkanathar and Mahalingam in this temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Child boon
- Healing eye related diseases
- Wedding proposals
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 12 p.m. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.