Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet

Brahmalingeswarar, Kokkarayanpet

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Brahmalingeswarar, facing east


Soundaryanayaki, facing east

Other Deities

Surya, Anjaneya, Venugopalaswamy, Saptha Maadhar, Vinayaka, Naagar, Muruga with consorts, Navagraha, Saneeswara, Bhairava. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet is a large east-facing temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance on the east side. There is a tall and beautiful Dwajasthambam on the large ground outside the Rajagopuram on the north side of this ground is a beautiful Vinayaka idol under a Neem and Peepal tree growing together. The temple is situated in a single large and beautiful prakaram filled with shade-providing trees and flowering plants. After the Rajagopuram is a long mandapam open on the sides leading inside the Mahamandapam of the main deity. This is followed by an Ardha Mandapam and the Sanctum Sanctorum where the main deity is seen in the form of a huge 5 feet tall Lingam. Around the prakaram are other shrines including an installation of Naagars and Vinayaka. On the south side of the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity is the separate east-facing shrine of the goddess. There is a smaller Maha Mandapam and Ardha Mandapam before the shrine of the goddess also.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Cauvery River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet is an ancient temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


Lord Brahma is believed to have installed and worshiped the Lingam here at Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet. Sage Agastya is believed to have worshiped Lord Shiva here at Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet.


Brahmalingeswarar Kokkarayanpet is about 15 kilometers southwest of Thiruchengode on the road going towards Erode via Vittampalayam. Thiruchengode is about 35 kilometers northwest of Namakkal, about 45 kilometers southwest of Salem and about 20 kilometers east of Erode.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest are Namakkal, Erode and Salem depending on your travel plans.

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