Eyilinathar Temple, Nansei Idayaru, Paramathi-Velur, Namakkal
Eyilinathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Nansei Idayaru Village near Paramathi-Velur in Namakkal District of Tamilnadu. Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthy in this temple. It is one of the five temples with Swayambu lingams on the banks of Manimuthar River that were worshipped by Pancha Pandava Beema.
Nan Sei Idayaru has also the Shivalinga installed by Beema of the Pancha Pandava brothers known for his prowess. Though good in nature, he had the pride that he was the strongest and could not be conquered. This thought told upon his fame. Lord Vishnu wanted to teach him humility through Lord Shiva who created a Purushamirugam (a creature with human body and animal head). Beema was not able to stand before its power.
He began to run away screaming Govinda, Gopala for safety. He escaped from this creature by the grace of Lord Shiva. He performed pujas at five places on the banks of Manimutharu springing from the Shervarayan hills. Salem Sukhavaneswarar, Uthamachozhapuram Karapuranathar, Pillur Veeratteswarar, Paramathi Beemeswarar and Nan Sei Idayaru Eyilinathar temples are these five worshipped by Beema.
Swayambulinga is one that exists of itself. There are some places which God had chosen himself. There are five such holy places with Swayambulingas in Salem and Namakkal districts. Paramathi Velur Nan Sei Idayaru Eyilinathar temple is one among the five important temples in the region. Nan Sei Idayaru is a fertile land situated between Cauvery and its tributary Manimutharu. The place is named after the fertility beauty of the place. The place has many temples big and small.
Presiding deity is called as Eyilinathar and Mother is called as Sundaravalli. Sthala Vriksham is Vanni Tree. Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple is within the compound wall of this temple. Worshipping all the five places simultaneously would bring in great benefits to the devotee. According to epigraphic details, the temple was built by Rajaraja Cholan and his son Rajendra Cholan. The temple was built in the 10th century.
The shrines of Lord Vinayaka, Lord Muruga accompanied by his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara, Saneeswarar-Saturn, Bhairava, Nalvar-four Saivite saints Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar and Nandideva are in the corridor-prakara of the temple. The wedding hall in the temple is offered free of cost to the people of the place to conduct their family marriages.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Mahasivarathri in February-March are the famous festivals celebrated here.
People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage alliances, child boon, and progress in education. Devotees perform abishek and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.
Sri Eyilinathar Temple,
Paramathi Velur Nansei Idayaru – 637 207,
Namakkal District, Tamilnadu
Nan Sei Idayaru is 3 km east of Paramathi Velur in Namakkal district. Nearest Railway Station is located at Namakkal. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.