Bhimeshwarar Temple, Paramathi Velur, Namakkal
Bhimeshwarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Paramathi Velur in Namakkal District. This Temple is one of the five temples worshipped Pancha Pandava Bhima. This temple is located on the banks of Manimuthar River. The Lord Shiva, here faces East.
Presiding Deity is called as Bhimeshwarar and Mother is called as Vedhanayagi. This Temple was built during Pandya Reign. This was proved with the presence of their symbol, Fish on the ceiling. It was further renovated during the reign of Tipu Sultan. The compound wall of this Temple is incomplete to this date.
The Speciality of this place is that, apart from Kasi (Varanasi/Benares), this is the only place where a Shiva Temple, a river and a cremation ground are present together. Some communities cremate in the river itself and some in the shed beside the river. The River Manimutharu which originates from Shervaroyan (Shevaroy) Hills of Yercaud travels through Salem, Namakkal, Paramathi and merges with the Cauvery River near Velur.
Paramathi Velur is located at distance of 28 Kms from Karur, 18 Kms from Namakkal and 30 Kms from Thiruchengodu.