Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai

Airavateeswarar, Sulakkarai

Saivite Temples, Krishnagiri District


Airavateeswarar, facing east


Akilandeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga

Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai is an east-facing temple with an entrance from the south. The main deity is visible through a Saalaram (grilled window) in front of the Nandi in the east. A long corridor mandapam with beautiful carvings on the pillars leads in from the south side. In front of the main deity is a square-shaped Lingam which is the unique feature here. Devotees worship this lingam before the main deity.

Holy Water – No information

Holy Tree – Sara Kondrai (Indian Laburnum – Cassia fistula)


Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai is an ancient temple as is evident from the architecture and carvings. We understand that some inscriptions found in Thanjavur Big Temple have reference to Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai temple. Further ancient circular inscriptions found on the steps of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity also prove that Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai to the Chola Era.


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Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai is about 56 kilometers southeast of Krishnagiri. From Krishnagiri take the NH 44 towards Dharmapuri and turn right at Kariamangalam bypass. From here, please refer to our map to reach Airavateeswarar Sulakkarai temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Krishnagiri.

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