Bhujangeswarar Morur

Bhujangeswarar, Morur

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Bhujangeswarar, facing east


Parvati, facing east

Other Deities

Gopura Vinayaka, Surya, Vinayaka, Naagar, Juradevar, Rajaganapathi, Subramanya with consorts, Kala Bhairava, Navagraha, Saneeswara, Chandran. Sanctum Niches – Vellai Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Bhujangeswarar Morur is a beautiful east-facing temple with a 3 tiered Rajagopuram in the entrance on the east. A small temple tank is outside on the northeast side. A single beautiful Prakaram houses the sanctum sanctorum and the shrines. A Mukha Mandapam leads into the Mahamandapam, followed by the Ardha mandapam and the sanctum sanctorum. The outer walls of the mandapams and sanctum are nicely carved. The separate east-facing goddess shrine is on the south side of the sanctum sanctorum. There is a small Goshala here at Bhujangeswarar Morur. Adjacent to Bhujangeswarar Morur on the south side is a Perumal Temple. In Morur village there is a famous Amman temple also.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Bhujangeswarar Morur is an old temple that has been renovated in recent times retaining some of the old elements. Historical information is not available as of now.


Bhujanga means Cobra in Sanskrit and the main deity’s name came from this meaning. The lord here at Bhujangeswarar Morur is seen with Naga (Cobra) Aabharana (armor).


Bhujangeswarar Morur is 7 Kilometers south of Sankagiri off the road going to Thiruchengode. Sankagiri is about 38 Kilometers southwest of Salem on the road to Erode.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for food and stay would be Salem or Erode depending on your travel plans.

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