Thirumoolattaneswarar Thellar

Thirumoolattaneswarar, Thellar

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Thirumoolattaneswarar, facing east


Akilandeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Bhairava, Saneeswara. Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Chandikeswara, Durga

Thirumoolattaneswarar Thellar is an east-facing temple with an entrance from the south. There are 2 Prakarams. The outer Prakaram has Ganesha, Muruga shrines, and the south-facing shrine of the Goddess. The inner Prakaram is covered and has the sanctum sanctorum with a circumambulatory passage around. The main deity is with a Naga Abharanam (snake armor).

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thirumoolattaneswarar Thellar is an ancient temple mentioned inn the Thevaram Hymns of Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar (7-9th Century CE). There are many stone inscriptions in the temple which give an insight into its historical past.


Thirumoolattaneswarar Thellar has the legend of a drunkard troubling women being punished by having to light the lamps of the temple for a prescribed number of days. This judgment was pronounced by his wife herself.


Thirumoolattaneswarar Thellar is 13 kilometers south of Vandavasi in the Tindivanam Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Vandavasi or Tindivanam.

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