Somessar Temple

About Temple:
Somessar temple is situated in the southern portion of Sri Sarangapani temple that means near portamari kulam. This temple is facing the northern side with a small Gopuram at the eastern portion near the entrance. The architectural style and element of this temple resembles the Dravidian Architecture of 13th century of Chola period. Arumugam and Thenar Mozhi Ammal are the other deities located in this temple complex.

Sivan – Viyazha Somessar

Ambal – Soma Nayagi Amman

Moon worshipped Siva here and hence the name Someswarar. In the month of february / march on he day of Maga star all 9 river goddess meet here. When they all come goddess embraces god out of fear. Hence the Siva is known by name Kayaroganar. The hanging (uri) fell in this place so he is called as sikkaserar. Sambandhar sang hymns on siva