Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar

Mutheeswarar, Konnaiyar

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Mutheeswarar, facing east


Uma Devi, facing eat

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Naagar

Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar is a very small east-facing temple with an entrance from the east side. The original temple has been completely lost and new structures with no architectural sense whatsoever have been built. There are still the old Dwajasthambam standing outside, the old Balipeedam and Nandi in its Mandapam. There is a large Selliamman temple in front. The Thirumanimuthar River is flowing on the east about 100 meters away. An ancient Perumal temple is about 50 meters behind Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Thirumanimuthar River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar is an old temple that has been rebuilt recently retaining a few of the old elements. Historical information is not available as of now.


The main deity in Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar has been named so after the Thirumanimuthar River flowing in front. This was the river in which a Pandya King took out Pearls (Muthu), which is said to be still adorning the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Idol (legend of Uthamacholapuram Shiva Temple).


Mutheeswarar Konnaiyar is about 18 kilometers east of Thiruchengode and about 21 kilometers southwest of Rasipuram off the road connecting these two towns. Take the road going north after and before Elachipalayam respectively to reach Perumal Konnaiyar temple.

Stay and Food

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

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