Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam

Muppieswarar, Pudhupalayam

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Muppieswarar, facing east


Muthu Maragathambal, facing east

Other Deities

Naalvar, Sekkizhar, Bhairava, Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Naagar. Sanctum Niches – Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam is an east-facing temple situated in a single open prakaram. The construction of the compound wall was in progress when we visited. A covered corridor open in the sides leads inside towards the Mahamandapam. A beautiful Nandi faces the lord from outside. The Mahamandapam, Ardhamandapam, and Sanctum sanctorum are stone constructions with nice carvings on the outer walls. Another deity is inside facing the main deity. The main deity is a large Shiva Lingam, about 5 feet tall including the base. The Vimaanam on top of the sanctum is large and majestic. The goddess is in a separate shrine facing east on the north side of the sanctum sanctorum. There are some idols carved on panels and kept around including one of Sastha. A stone Dwajasthambam is also outside. On the southeast side of Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam is a small Muruga temple on a hill.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam is an ancient temple as is evident from the large number of inscriptions found around the outer walls of the mandapams and sanctum. The information from these is not available as of now.


No information.


Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam is about 15 kilometers southwest of Tharamangalam. From Tharamangalam take the road going south to Pappambadi. From here take the road going westwards to Jalakandapuram. At about 4 kilometers on this road take a left onto the road going east to reach Muppieswarar Pudhupalayam.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for food and stay would be Salem.

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