Presiding Deity: Karuppannaswami
Other name : Pattamarathan
Reputation : Swayambu
Speciality : Writing notes to the deity
Holy tree : Novel tree
Special tree: Neem tree
Place : Mohanur
Scriptural name : Mahanur
District : Namakkal
Devotees throng the temple seeking solutions for burden of debt, family problems, incurable diseases and for a profitable cattle business and for child boon and suitable marriage alliances.
People sacrifice sheep and cocks and offer it to Karuppannaswami. The midnight puja called Sathya Puja is considered very important by the devotees.
Here people do not simply come, pray and go. They submit their prayers to Lord Karuppannaswami in writing. They state all their grievances in a petition clearly as if submitting to an official and tie them in the Pattamaram tree in the temple. They speak face to face with the deity.
Karuppannaswami is also known as Navaladian and Judge Durai.
Karuppannaswami exists of his own. The antiquity of the temple dates back to 2000 years. The Swayambu Murthy is in a pit in the temple. There is a dry tree behind the swayambu called Pattamaram meaning that the tree is dry. It is also said that the Chera King Senguttuvan performed the field puja here before marching on invasion to north. The Chellandiamman shrine is very popular. The pujas performed here are of non-vegetarian nature.
Mohanur is 75 kms from Rasipuram, 45 from Karur and 75 from Erode.
Those coming with families may use the lodges in Namakkal and proceed to Mohanur. Charges are between Rs. 200 and Rs. 500. Frequent bus facilities are available to Mohanur from Namakkal. Nearest railway station is Salem and Trichy is the nearest airport.
During the Panguni month (March-April) Mariamman festival is grandly celebrated for 10 days. 8 Days Kaliamman festival follows then in Chithirai (April-May). The crowd of devotees will be huge during these festivals.
Lord Shiva in the form of Sivasakthi had come down as a watch God in the name of Karuppannaswami. There is also a spot here called Uppiliappan Thittu. A king called Mohur Pazhayan ruling Mohanur in the past, took all the decision after praying to Navaladian. He declared the nearby Neem Tree as the Watch Tree of the region. After the invasion of Senguttuvan, the Naval tree became dry. As the deity was near this tree, He was called Pattamarathaian. As he was also near the Naval tree, the deity is also known as Navaladian.