Main God : Shiva
Deities : Lingeswarar, Karunambikai, Kala Bairavar, Vinayagar, Dhandayudhapani, Arupathu Moovar (63 Nayanar), Panja Bhootha Thirumeniyar (Five Elements), Gaja Lakshmi, Durgai, Chandhikeshwar, Sundara moorthi nayanar, Nadarajar, Navagrahungal
Location : Avinashi, Tamil Nadu 641654, India.
Festival : 1. Car Festival, Tamil Month : Chithirai, English Month : April-May,
2. Chithirai Brahmmotsavam, Tamil Month : Chithirai, English Month : April-May,
Poojas : Daily Poojas
1. Temple opening – 5.00 A.M
2. Ushat Kalam – 5.30 – 6.00 A.M
3. Kaala Sandhi – 8.00 – 8.30 A.M
4. Uchikalam – 12.00 – 12.30 P.M
5. Sayarakshai – 5.30 – 6.00 P.M
6. Artha Saman – 7.30 – 8.00 P.M
Avinashi is part of the ancient Kongunadu which now comprises the districts of Coimbatore, Salam, Dharmapuri, Karur and Palani. This Place of Great historical importance was known as Thirupukkaliyur in the ancient times. Avinashi temple is located on the Chennai Cochin NH47 highways.
The Tamil saying goes – Kasiyil Vasi Avinashi meaning that what the devotee derives by worshipping in Kasi-Varanasi, he/she derives half of the benefits by worshipping Avinashilingeswara in Avinashi. Lord Avinashi Appar, Lord Bhairava and the holy water-theertham- are brought from Kasi. Bathing in the Kasi well in the temple on new moon day-Amavasya brings manifold benefits to the devotee. There will be no interval closing of the temple on new moon days.
Vinasam in Sanskrit or Tamil means perishable. Avinashi means imperishable.