Purandareeswarar Kakkaveri

Purandareeswarar, Kakkaveri

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Purandareeswarar, facing east


Thirupurasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Selva Vinayaka, Pancha Bootha Lingams, Naalvar, Murugan, Yoga Bhairava, Navagraha, Saneeswara, Surya, Chandran. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Purandareeswarar Kakkaveri is an east-facing temple with an entrance through a gateway on the south side. The shrines and sanctum sanctorum are situated in a single Prakaram. A stone Dwajasthambam and Nandi Mandapam is in front of an open mandapam. This mandapam is common to the east-facing main deity and the south-facing goddess. There is an Ardha Mandapam in front of both the sanctum sanctorum and goddess shrine. Most of the idols are new. A Vinayaka idol kept on the east side is an old one.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Purandareeswarar Kakkaveri is an old temple that has been renovated and mostly rebuilt in recent times. The presence of fish symbols on the mandapam wall could indicate its antiquity. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Purandareeswarar Kakkaveri is about 5 kilometers east of Rasipuram on the road going towards Namagiripettai.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops at Rasipuram. The closest is Salem or Namakkal depending on your travel plans.

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