Ulaganatheswarar Chettimankurichi

Ulaganatheswarar, Chettimankurichi

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Ulaganatheswarar, facing west


Maragathavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Jeshtadevi, Saneeswara, Navagraha, Bhairava. Sanctum Niches – Durga, Brahma, Chandikeswara, Lingotbavar, Dakshinamurthy

Ulaganatheswarar Chettimankurichi is a beautiful west-facing temple situated in an open Prakaram. On the west side facing the lord is Nandi in a small Mandapam. On the north side are the shrines of Muruga and other deities. There is a rare idol of Jeshtadevi kept in the open on this side. On the south side is the shrine for Vinayaka. The temple has been whitewashed recently and awaits further work.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Ulaganatheswarar Chettimankurichi is an old temple that has been renovated recently. The presence of the carved panel with the image of Jeshtadevi gives an indication that the original temple could have been very old. Jeshta Devi worship used to exist very early in history. She first appears in the Baudhayanagrhyasutra (300 to 600 BCE). She was worshiped during the Chola period and faded away later. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Ulaganatheswarar Chettimankurichi is 7 kilometers north of Edappadi on the road going towards Mecheri via Nangavalli. Edappadi is about 40 kilometers southwest of Salem. Ulaganatheswarar Chettimankurichi is about 40 kiometers east of Salem and can be reached via Tharamangalam and Jalakandapuram.

Stay and Food

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

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