Veeratteswarar Pilur

Veeratteswarar, Pilur

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Veerateswarar, facing west


Brahanayaki (also called Vedanayaki), facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Garuda, Anjaneya, Veera Narayana Perumal with consorts, Surya, Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Gajalakshmi, Saraswati, Navagraha, Bhairava, Saneeswara, Naalvar. Sanctum Niches of main deity – Chandikeswara, Durga, Brahma, Lingotbavar, Dakshinamurthy. Sanctum Niches of goddess shrine – Ichcha Sakthi, Gnana Sakthi, Durga. Sanctum niches of Perumal shrine – Lakshmi Hyagrivar, Lakshmi Varahar, Lakshmi Narasimhar

Veeratteswarar Pilur is a west-facing temple with an entrance gateway in the west. This is a combined temple with Veera Narayana Perumal who is seen in a separate west-facing sanctum with his consorts Sreedevi and Bhoodevi on the north side of the temple. The sanctum sanctorum of the main deity Veeratteswarar is west facing on the south side. In between the Shiva and Perumal sanctums is the east-facing shrine of Goddess Brahanayaki. The entire Veeratteswarar Pilur temple is situated in a single beautiful prakaram. The Thirumanimuthar river flows outside the compound wall on the east side of Veeratteswarar Pilur. There are 3 Amman temples around Veeratteswarar Pilur including Padavettu Amman, Angala Parameswari, and Mariamman. All the temples in Pilur are beautifully maintained and are close to each other making it convenient to walk around.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Thirumanimuthar River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information

Angala Parameswari Temple
Padaveetu Amman Temple
Mariamman Temple


Veeratteswarar Pilur is an ancient temple that has been almost completely rebuilt retaining some of the old elements. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Veeratteswarar Pilur is about 6 kilometers north of Paramathi and 18 kilometers west of Namakkal. Take the road going towards Thiruchengode from Paramathi, take a right at the fork after the Shiva Temple at Mavureddy outside Paramathi, and proceed north for about 5 kilometers to reach Veeratteswarar Pilur.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Namakkal.

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