Chidambareswarar Mettupatti

Chidambareswarar, Mettupatti

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Chidambareswarar, facing east


Sivakami, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Vinayaka, Subramanya, Subramanya with consorts, Bhairava, Chandran. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Chidambareswarar Mettupatti is an east-facing temple with an entrance gate on the east side. The shrines and sanctum sanctorum are situated in a single spacious prakaram. A balipeedam and Nandi face the lord from the prakaram. The entire inner part of the temple is fully covered and includes the Mahamandapam, Ardhamandapam, and the Sanctum Sanctorum. There is another Nandi facing the main deity inside. The main deity is a small lingam. Standing in the Maha Mandapam you can see both the main deity and the south-facing goddess from the same spot. A minor River called Valaiyapatti River flows behind on the west side of Chidambareswarar Mettupatti and goes down south as Uppar River to join the Cauvery River.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Valaiyapatti River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Chidambareswarar Mettupatti is an old temple that has been rebuilt and renovated recently retaining some of the old elements including the old idols. Historical information is not available as of now.


No information


Chidambareswarar Mettupatti is about 15 kilometers southeast of Namakkal on the road going towards Musiri and Thiruchirapalli.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Namakkal.

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