Choleeswarar Tholur

Choleeswarar, Tholur

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Choleeswarar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Naagar

Choleeswarar Tholur is a totally lost temple with only the foundation part remaining at present. The dilapidated mandapams, shrines, and sanctum have been taken down and are awaiting reconstruction. The idols of the main deity Choleeswarar and his consort Visalakshi have been kept in a temporary shed. A group called ‘Sivalaya Uzhavarapani Adiyargal Sangam’ from Salem is on the job of getting the temple reconstructed as per a small board kept at the site. This is a Vaippu Sthalam having found mention in the Thevaram Hymns.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thirunavukkarasar (7th Century CE) has mentioned this temple in his Thevaram hymns under Kshetra Kovai (6-70-5, 6-71-4). Karikala Cholan is said to have built this temple. Chera, Chola, and Pandya dynasties have donated gold and served Choleeswarar Tholur temple.


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Choleeswarar Tholur is about 12 kilometers southwest of Namakkal off the road going towards Mohanur. At the Aniyapuram Junction take a right towards the west to reach Choleeswarar Tholur.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Namakkal.

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