Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli

Thanthondreeswarar, Molipalli

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Thanthondreeswarar, facing east


Dharmasamvardhini, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Bhairava, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli is an east-facing temple with an entrance through a gate on the east side. Outside the gate is a tall Dwajasthambam with carvings of Vinayaka, Muruga, trident, and others below. The temple is situated in a single large prakaram that is completely paved and neatly kept. There is a Nandi facing the main deity. This is followed by a long passage that is open on the sides leading towards the Ardha Mandapam and the sanctum sanctorum. Behind in the prakaram are the shrines of Vinayaka and Muruga. The goddess shrine is separate, east facing, and almost in the same alignment as the sanctum of the main deity. This shrine also has a covered passage and Ardha Mandapam. There is a beautiful Annamar Temple about half a kilometer away on the southeast side.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli is an old temple that has been renovated recently and maintained very well. Historical information is not available as of now.


The main deity here at Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli is considered a Swayambu (self occurring, Thanthondri in Tamil) and thus the name of the lord is so.


Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli is about 10 kilometers southeast of Thiruchengode and about 28 kilometers northwest of Namakkal off the road connecting these two towns. At Rayarpalayam take the road going southwards to reach Thanthondreeswarar Molipalli.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Namakkal.

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