Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram

Ulaganatheeswarar, Konganapuram

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Ulaganatheeswarar, facing west


Parvati, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Naagar. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram is a small west-facing temple situated in a single open Prakaram. The temple is a stone construction and has a monolith Dwajasthambam in front. An open pillared mandapam is in front of the Ardha Mandapam and the Sanctum Sanctorum. The main deity is a large Lingam. There is no Vimaanam on top. The Goddess shrine is separate facing east. The main deity here at Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram is one of the few Swayambu (self occurring) Lingams that faces west. There is an equally old Amman temple nearby with a beautiful Vimaanam.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram is an ancient temple as is evident from the construction aspects of the temple. We could find some faint remnants of inscriptions on the wall of the sanctum sanctorum. The details of the inscriptions and historical information are not available as of now.


No information


Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram is about 34 kilometers on the Salem to Edappadi Road via Magudanchavadi. At the Magudanchavadi Junction take a right towards the northwest onto the Edappadi road and proceed for about 10 kilometers to reach Konganapuram Junction. Here continue on the Edappadi road for a kilometer and take a right towards the north opposite the ICTC center to reach Ulaganatheeswarar Konganapuram.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Salem.

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