Simhapureeswarar Avaniyapuram

Simhapureeswarar, Avaniyapuram

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Simhapureeswarar, facing east


Mangalambikai, facing south

Other Deities

Sankatahara Ganapathi, Arumuga, Venkata Ganapathi, Naalvar, Mallikarjuna with Brahmarambikai, Swarna Bhairavar, Saneeswarar, Chandran, Surya. Sanctum Niches – Narthana Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Vishnu Durgai, Chandikeswara

Simhapureeswarar Avaniyapuram is a small east facing temple with an entrance gateway at the east. This old and dilapidated temple was taken up and renovated in recent times. The Amman shrine retains the original stone construction. Rest of the shrines including the sanctum sanctorum have been newly constructed. The Main deity stands about 5 feet in height from the floor.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Nagalingam (Couroupita guianensis)


Simhapureeswarar Avaniyapuram is an ancient temple and has a couple of inscriptions installed in the front. The inscriptions are also said to mention the Perumal Temple on the hill nearby. Historical information is not available as of now.


No information


Simhapureeswarar Avaniyapuram is 27 Kilometers northwest of Vandavasi and 15 kilometers before Aarani in the road connecting the two towns. Simhapureeswarar Avaniyapuram is about 22 kilometers south-west of Cheyyar.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Cheyyar, Aarani and Vandavasi depending on your travel plan. Stay could be in Kancheepuram.

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