Viruntheeswarar Vadamadurai

Viruntheeswarar Vadamadurai

Saivite Temples, Coimbatore District


Viruntheeswarar, facing east


Vishwanayagi amman facing south

Other Gods

Moola Ganapati, Dakshinamurthy, Veera Anjaneya, Lakshminarayana Perumal, Chandran, Suryan, Kala Bairava, Navagrahas, Saneeswara, Muruga with consorts

Viruntheeswarar Vadamadurai is an ancient east facing temple which has undergone renovation recently. A temple pond seems to have existed in the past. The entrance is from the east through a gateway.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Holy Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Murungai (Drumstick, Moringa oleifera)


Viruntheeswarar Vadamadurai was built by Kulothunga 1 about 1300 years ago. Cheras and Cholas have given gifts to this temple. Arunagirinadar (15th Century CE) has visited and sung hymns for Lord Muruga here. Sundarar (8th Century CE) is known to have visited and stayed here.


Saint Sundarar performed Pooja here at Viruntheeswarar Vadamadurai with drumstick leaves and offered a meal to the lord using these leaves, hence the name of the lord and the sacred tree.


Vadamadurai is in Thudiyalur and 10 kms from Coimbatore on the Mettupalayam road.

Stay and Food

Closest place to stay is Coimbatore. Some roadside shops are available for food, nothing big though.

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