Nanjundeswarar Edappadi

Nanjundeswarar, Edappadi

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Nanjundeswarar, facing east


Devagiri Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, 63 Nayanmar, Nrithi Vinayaka, Vinayaka, Naagar, Anjaneya, Arumuga with consorts, Arunagirinadar, Saneeswara, Bhairava, Chandran, Navagraha, Chennakesava Perumal with consorts. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Nanjundeswarar Edappadi is a beautiful east-facing temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance in the east. A small shrine for Vinayaka is at the entrance. The temple is situated in a single spacious Prakaram. A large and colorfully painted Mahamandapam is common to the sanctum and the shrines of the Goddess and Chennakesava Perumal. The temple is nicely painted up and stucco works depicting the lives of some of the Nayanars are on top of the 63 Nayanar installation.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Nanjundeswarar Edappadi is an old temple that has been renovated recently. Historical information is not available as of now.


Nanjundeswarar Edappadi is connected with the legend of Lord Shiva drinking the Alahala poison (Nanju) that came out of churning the ocean by the Asuras and Devas in their quest for Amrut (Ambrosia).


Nanjundeswarar Edappadi is near the Edappadi bus stand. Edappadi is about 40 kilometers southwest of Salem.

Stay and Food

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

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