Ekambareswarar Alavaipatti

Ekambareswarar, Alavaipatti

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Ekambareswarar, facing east


Kamakshi Amman, facing east

Other Deities

Twin Vinayaka, Navagraha, Vinayaka, Muruga on peacock, Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Ekambareswarar Alavaipatti is an east-facing temple situated in a single open Prakaram. A Tulsi Maadam and Nandi Mandapam are in front. The Nandi is a beautiful old one. There is a mandapam in front of the Ardha Mandapam and Sanctum Sanctorum. This Mandapam in front has 24 pillars and also has the Navagraha installation on the north side. The ceiling of the mandapam has some nice fish symbol carvings. There are two Vinayaka idols before the Ardha Mandapam. The main deity is about 3 feet tall including the base and has a Naga Armor around and on top. The goddess shrine is separate facing east, with a 12 pillared mandapam in front. An idol of Perumal with his consorts Sreedevi and Bhoodevi are outside the goddess shrine. The goddess is about 4 feet tall including the pedestal and is in a standing posture. There are several beautiful idols lying about all around the prakaram.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Ekambareswarar Alavaipatti is an ancient temple as is evident from the inscriptions found on the base of the sanctum sanctorum outer side. The information from this and historical information is not available as of now.


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Ekambareswarar Alavaipatti is about 12 kilometers northwest of Rasipuram. On the road going towards Salem from Rasipuram take the left towards the west at Attyampatti junction and proceed for about 7 kilometers and then take a left towards the south to reach Ekambareswarar Alavaipatti which is about a kilometer away. Refer to our map below for the exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Erode, Salem or Namakkal depending on your travel plans.

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