Agasteeswarar Ambasamudram

Agasteeswarar, Ambasamudram

Saivite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Agasteeswarar, facing east


Lobamudra, facing south

Other Deities

Naalvar, Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Chandikeswara, Saneeswara, Natarajar, Bhairava

Agasteeswarar Ambasamudram is a small east-facing temple with a Gateway and Mantapam at the entrance. The entrance Mantapam has huge old pillars and leads into the Mahamantapa inside. A single covered and beautiful Prakaram houses all the shrines and Sanctum Sanctorum. The main deity is Sage Agastya who is called Agasteeswarar here as an embodiment of Lord Shiva. The southern side of the temple facing the main road has many newly created beautiful niches depicting Sage Agastya in important instances of his history.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Agasteeswarar Ambasamudram is said to be an old temple, but historical information is not available as of now.


Sage Agastya is believed to have visited this place and hence Agasteeswarar Ambasamudram is named after him.


Agasteeswarar Ambasamudram is on the main road in the western part of the town. Ambasamudram is about 40 kilometers west of Tirunelveli.

Stay and Food

There are many restaurants and a few hotels to stay in Ambasamudram. The food at Gowri Shankar is decent and so are the rooms.

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