Vasanteeswarar Omalur

Vasanteeswarar, Omalur

Saivite Temples - Salem District


Vasanteeswarar, facing east


Kasi Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Niruthi Vinayaka, Ayyappa, Naagar, Muruga with consorts, Pancha Bootha Lingams, Mahalakshmi, Bhairava, Navagraha, Lingam. Sanctum Niches – Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Vasanteeswarar Omalur is a small east-facing temple situated in a single open Prakaram. Entry is through a small gate on the east side. The Navagraha here at Vasanteeswarar Omalur are with their consorts. Surya is seen with his consorts seated on a chariot in the middle. In front of the Navagraha is a Shiva Lingam installed on top of the grave of Sarabanga Maharishi. A minor river called Sarabanga divides into the east and west branches near here and flows on both sides of the Vasanteeswarar Omalur temple. This river empties into the Cauvery near Annamar Kovil. Some of the stones of a nearby small temple of Lord Shiva as Vaitheeswara were used to build Vasanteeswarar Omalur. The processional deities of other temples in the area are also said to be kept here for safety. There is a Perumal temple and a Mariamman temple around Vasanteeswarar Omalur.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Sarabanga River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vasanteeswarar Omalur is an old temple and could go back to the time when the Omalur Fort (14th Century CE) was built. Historical information is not available as of now.


Sarabanga Maharishi is believed to have lived and passed away here at Vasanteeswarar Omalur.


Vasanteeswarar Omalur is in the Fort area of Omalur on the road going towards Tharamangalam. Omalur is about 15 kilometers northwest of Salem.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops. The closest for food and stay would be Salem.

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