Sundareswarar Nedungoor

Sundareswarar, Nedungoor

Saivite Temples, Perambalur District


Sundareswarar, facing east


Meenakshi Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Bala Vinayaka, Bala Murugan, Suryan, Naalvar, Bala Anjaneya, Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi, Sarabeshwara, Kala Bhairava, Navagraham. Sanctum niches – Narthana Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Sundareswarar Nedungoor is a small east-facing temple with an entrance from the south through a gate. The Lord is visible through a viewing window (Saalaram) in the east in front of the Nandi. Entrance to the sanctum sanctorum is through a doorway in the south where a carving of Bala Anjaneya is seen on a pillar. The goddess shrine faces you as you enter and the main deity can be seen from the same spot. Outside the sanctum santorum’s entrance are Bala Vinayaka and Bala Muruga. A single Prakaram houses all the shrines and the sanctum sanctorum. On the north side of the Prakaram are shrines for Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi. On the same side, there is a shrine for Sarabeshwara, which is considered special here. Sarabeswara is a form taken by Lord Shiva and is a combination of Lion, Garuda, Elephant, Yaali having 2 faces, four hands, eight legs, sharp nails, and teeth.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sundareswarar Nedungoor is an old temple as is evident from some inscriptions found here, but historical information is not available as of now.


Sarabeswara is a form taken by Lord Shiva to pacify Lord Narasimha’s anger after the killing of Hiranyakashipu. This idol in Sundareswarar Nedungoor is considered important for a peaceful state of mind and the temple is better known as Sarabeshwara Temple.


Sundareswarar Nedungoor is 22 kilometers south Perambalur off the National Highway going towards Tiruchirapalli. Take a left towards the east, 3 kilometers after the Padalur Junction to reach Sundareswarar Nedungoor.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Perambalur and Thiruchirapalli.

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