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Sri Bheemeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Bheemeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Omandhur
  District: Viluppuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Besides monthly pradosha pujas, the temple celebrates Maha Shivrathri in February-March.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  6 feet tall Lord Bheemeswara appears majestically from the square shaped sanctum sanctorum facing west.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Arulmigu Bheemeswarar Temple, Omandhur, Dindivanam, Villupuram.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 94435 38366, 92442 12348, 99629 28179. 
    
 General Information:
     
  Lord Ganapathi graces in His dancing posture outside south of the sanctum sanctorum on a lotus shaped peeta.  Lord Dakshinamurthi appears gracefully with His desciples – Sanakati saints.  Lord Vishnu on the east, Lord Brahmma and Mother Durga on the north bless the devotees from their shrines.  There are also shrines for Lord Bhairava, Mother Rajarajeswari, Sun, Navagrahas the nine planets, Lord Muruga, Nagar and Lord Chandikeswara.  Nandideva is worshipping Lord through the window.  Lord Vaikunda Perumal – 10 feet tall - temple is near this Lord Bheemeswarar temple.  
     
Prayers
    
  For relief from the adverse aspects of planets and serpent planets in particular, devotees light ghee lamps dedicated to the presiding deity 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abishek to Lord and mother and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Ohm is the first mantra of our scriptures praised as Pranava Mantra.  Andhur means the musical sound of the anklet.  Pleased with the penance of Maharshis – sages – Lord performed His Anandha dance – Anandha Thandavam.  The melodious sound of His anklet was first heard in this place – Ohm Andhur – Omandur.
6 feet tall Lord Bheemeswara appears majestically from the square shaped sanctum sanctorum facing west.  Lord Beemeswara is also praised as Tiruvarul Easwara Azhwar, Tiruveemeessaram Udaya Nayanar and Thava Padara Nayanar.  With its beautiful Mandapas, the antiquity of the temple dates back to 1000 years.
Siru Panattru Padai, forming part of the Sangam literatures of Tamil, mentions this place as part of the Oima Nadu region ruled by Nallia Kodan known for his charitable traits.  This region was around the present Dindivanam.  One stone inscription of Rajaraja Chola period mentions this place as Ovvur.  In another inscription of the 13th century belonging to Raja Narayana Sambuvarayar, the place is noted as Oimanattu Ogandur.  The name of the place began from Ovvur, moved to Ogandur and now stands with Omandur.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  During their exile, the Pandavas came to a place called Minnur Kadu.  Hungry Dharmaputra asked his brother Bheema to get some food for all.  Bheema could not find food but a Shiva Linga and begged for food.  Lord arranged milk for them.  The brothers prayed to Lord that all people should be blessed with food as He graced them.  As Lord was worshipped by Bheema, He came to praised as Bheemeswara in this temple.  It is strongly believed that those worshipping Lord Bheemeswara would never have to suffer from hunger.
According to another version of the story, Lord was worshipped by Bheema one of the Ekadasa Rudras and Bheemanatha the security in Mount Kailash on the southwest direction, hence praised as Bheemeswarar.  As Ambica offered milk to Bheema and his brothers to quench their hunger, She is praised as Paalambica – Paal in Tamil means milk.  That Minnur forest area where the Pandavas stayed then is the present Dindivanam.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: 6 feet tall Lord Bheemeswara appears majestically from the sanctum sanctorum facing west.
 
     
     
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