The Sangameshwarar temple is situated at Bhavani, 121-km
away from Coimbatore and 50-km from
Yercaud. Bhavani is a major
pilgrim centre of Tamil Nadu, which is popularly known as "Tiruveni
of South India". The temple stands at the confluence of the rivers
Bhavani and the Cauvery. The presiding deity is Lord Sangameshwarar along
with his consort Vedanayaki.
There is a popular legend according to which it is said that during the East India Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped the Goddess Vedanayaki. Suddenly one night he was asked by the Goddess in his dream to vacate the bungalow in which he was living immediately. The moment he vacated, the entire bungalow collapsed. In reverence of this miracle, he presented to the temple an ivory cradle, which is still in the temple with his signature.
Air: The nearest airport is at
Coimbatore, which has regular flights to
Rail: The convenient railway station is Coimbatore, which is a major railway junction on the Southern Railways and has trains to Chennai, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Kozhikode, Mettupalayam, Kochi and Delhi.
Road: Coimbatore is connected by road to all major places in South India. Bhavani can be accessed by road either from Coimbatore or Yercaud. Regular bus services are available from Coimbatore.
Accommodation is available at the moderate and small budgeted hotels, lodges and youth hostels in Coimbatore or Yercaud.