Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram

Vaitheeswarar, Konganapuram

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Vaitheeswarar, facing east


Parvati, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Navagraha

Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram is an east-facing temple with an entrance gateway on the north side with large bulls standing on top of the wall on the sides. There is an entrance gate in the east too. A large open paved courtyard is there in the front which extends behind the outer Prakaram. The inner Prakaram is entered through a Mukha Mandapam extending to the extent of the inner compound wall. The inner Prakaram is fully covered on all sides including the top. The unique nature of this temple is that there are two small Lingams on a single Aavudayar (base), one representing Shiva and another, his consort Parvati. The processional idols of the temple are said to be very ancient.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram is said to be an ancient temple originally built in 800 CE. Historical information is not available as of now.


Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram is considered the god of healing – Vaithyam (medical healing).


Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram is about 33 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 take a left towards the south onto the road going towards Sankagiri to reach Vaitheeswarar Konganapuram.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Salem.

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