The main idol of this temple is the full sculpture of Lord Siva and Sri Parvathi sitting together and giving blessings to the entire creation. Existence of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya as sub deities along with the main deity Sri Sivaparvathi completes the concept of Sivaparivar. Sivaparivardarshan is believed to provide peace of mind, wealth, prosperity, love, success and true bonding between family members. Nagar idols are installed outside the chuttambalam of the temple near south west corner. Devotees of Sri Sivaparvathi come to this temple to worship the ultimate source of completeness which they believe to help them to get better job, suitable life partners and the success in business. Sri Sivaparvathi is believed to be the moving force behind the entire creation. Devotees offer ‘pooja’ for the welfare of their family, for the accomplishment of their wishes and to remove hindrances on their way to success. Devotees visit Maheswaram temple for the auspiciousness of their family in all aspects.
Sri Sivaparvathi shrine is the deity of auspiciousness. Lord Siva is regarded limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless. Lord Siva has many benevolent and fearsome forms. In benevolent aspects, Lord Siva is depicted as an omniscient yogi who lives an aesthetic life on Mount Kailash as well as a house holder with wife Sri Parvathi along with their two children Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. Sri Parvathi is the ideal wife, mother and householder. The vision of ideal couple is derived from Lord Siva and Sri Parvathi as one being the better half of other. There is no separate existence for Lord Shiva or Sri Parvathi. They are inseparable. The composite form of Lord Siva and Sri Parvathi conveys the unity of opposites in the universe. Lord Siva stands for Purusha and Sri Parvathi stands for Prakriti.
Purusha is the male principle and passive force of the universe, while Prakriti is the female active force. The union of Purusha (Siva) and Prakriti (Siva’s energy, Sakthi) is behind the entire creation in the universe. Devotees of Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi visit this temple in large number to get the divine darshan of Lord Siva and SriParvathi together.
Dvadasa (12) Jyothirlingam of Lord Siva are installed inside the chuttambalam, surrounding Sri Sivaparvathi. There exist twelve Jyothirlingam at twelve different places in India. They are Somanathalingam at Sourashtra (Gujarath), Mallikarjunalingam at Sreesailam, Mahakaleswaralingam at Ujjayini, Omkareswaralingam near the banks of Narmada river, Kedarnathalingam at Himavathgiri, Bheemasankaralingam at Bevagiri, Vaidhyanathalingam at Jharkhand, Thrayambakalingam at Godavari, Viswanathalingam at Varanasi, Nageswaralingam at Darukavanam, Rameswaralingam at Rameswaram, Khrishneswaralingam at Dowlathabad. Each Jyothirlingam is considered as different manifestations of Lord Siva. Devotees believe, by giving offerings and with the blessings of Lord Siva in the form of Dvadasa Jyothirlingam all kinds of Dosham (misfortune) and illness will be removed from their life. It is one of the peculiarities that, devotees all over the world visit the Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple to worship entire Dvadasa (12) Jyothirlingam together.
Lord Ganesha is believed to be the Obstacle remover, the god of auspicious beginning and good fortune. Devotees believe that Lord Ganesha has taken 32 forms to save devotees from the different issues that may arise in different stages of life.
32 forms of Lord Ganesha are installed and worshipped at Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple.
32 Forms of Lord Ganesha are,
1. BalaGanapathi (Child like) / 2. BhakthiGanapathi (Devotee form) / 3. Dhundhi Ganapathi (Sought after Ganapathi) / 4. Durga Ganapathi (Similar to mother Durga) / 5. Dvija Ganapathi (Born twice) / 6. Dvimukha Ganapathi (With two heads) / 7. Ekadanta Ganapathi (Single tusked) / 8. Ekakshara Ganapathi (Lord of single letter) / 9. Haridra Ganapathi ( For wealth) / 10. Heramba Ganapathi (Magnificent protector) / 11. Kshipra Ganapathi (Quickly blesses) / 12. Kshipra PrasadaGanapathi (Quick rewarder) / 13. Lakshmi Ganapathi (The fortunate) / 14. Maha Ganapathi (Popularly worshipped) / 15. Nritya Ganapathi (Dancer) / 16. Rinamochana Ganapathi (Liberator from debts) / 17. Sankatahara Ganapathi (Dispeller of sorrows) / 18. Shakthi Ganapathi (Powerfull form) / 19. Siddhi Ganapathi (Master of intellect) / 20. Simha Ganapathi (Fearless) / 21. Srishti Ganapathi (Creator) / 22. Taruna Ganapathi (Youthful) / 23. Trimukha Ganapathi (Three faced) / 24. Tryakshara Ganapathi (Lord of A-U-M) / 25. Ucchhishta Ganapathi (Lord of Superiority) / 26. Uddanda Ganapathi (Enforcer of Dharma) / 27. Urdhva Ganapathi (The elevated) / 28. Varada Ganapathi (Boon Giver) / 29. Vighna Ganapathi (Lord of Obstacles) / 30. Vijaya Ganapathi (Victorious) / 31. Vira Ganapathi (Courageous) / 32. Yoga Ganapathi (in Yogic posture)
All these 32 forms of Lord Ganesha can be worshipped together at Maheswaram Temple to eradicate obstacles from the life of a devotee.
Temple for Lord Ganesha as Sub Deity is present near to Sreekovil inside the chuttambalam. Devotees worship Lord Ganesha at MaheswaramTemple before starting auspicious events or new venture in their life. Lord Ganeshapooja brings joy, prosperity and peace in devotee’s life.
Temple for Lord Muruga as Sub Deity is present inside the chuttambalam. Plenty of Devotees around the world visit Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple to get the divine darshan of Sivaparivar together.
Nagar idol is present outside the chuttambalam of the temple near to the south-west corner of the temple. Sculpture of five headed Snake with Sivalingam can also be seen there. Sarpadosham delays marriage, results miscarriages etc. Plenty of Devotees visit the Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple to offer the pooja to remove “Sarpadosham” from their life.
At North-West corner of Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple there is Mahalingam having 111feet height. Mahalingam at Maheswaram Temple is the world’s highest Sivalingam. Mahalingam has plenty of unique peculiarities.In addition to the 6 meditation halls inside Mahalingamthere exist another 2 halls, one at the bottom and other at the top of the Mahalingam. Devotees are allowed to meditate at each meditation hall by knowing about and concentrating at symbols of each chakra present there.In the Prayer hall (at the bottom of Sivalingam), there is a large Sivalingam. This is for the devotees to realize the fact that one should worship his own god by himself. Here Devotees themselves can worship Lord Siva and can proceed to the next six meditation halls to meditate by concentrating on symbols of each Adhara and finally devotees can reach Kailasam which is at the top level of Mahalingam. There each devotee can reach at the Sannidhi of Sri Sivaparvathi at Kailasam. Lotus with 1000 petals representing Sahasrara chakra can also be seen there.Way to the top level of the Mahalingam is spiral shaped and is surrounded by a cave like atmosphere and plenty of carvings (of Monks) pertained to meditation. Inside Mahalingam, 108 different Sivalingam and 64 forms of Lord Siva can be seen. The serene atmosphere inside the Sivalingam gives a rich spiritual experience to each devotee who visits Maheswaram Sri Sivaparvathi Temple.