Agasteeswarar Sambavar Vadakarai

Agasteeswarar, Sambavar Vadakarai

Saivite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Agasteeswarar, facing east



Other Deities

Vinayaka, Shiva Lingam, Sage Agastya, Ayyappa, Naagar, Chandikeswara

Agasteeswarar Sambavar Vadakarai is a small east-facing temple situated on the banks of the Hanuman Nadhi which flows in front. The river flows through rocky terrain here and among them is a small cave with a lingam in it. Sage Agastya is seen in penance before the Lingam. There are a few more carvings on the rocks around.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Hanuman Nadhi (river) flowing in front.

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Agasteeswarar Sambavar Vadakarai has some inscriptions on the outer wall of the Sanctum Sanctorum. The village was part of the Travancore State.


The main deity in Agasteeswarar Sambavar Vadakarai is believed to have been installed and worshiped by Sage Agastya.


Agasteeswarar Sambavar Vadakarai is about 13 kilometers northeast of Tenkasi and can be reached via Ayikudi. Up the river is another Shiva Temple. The temple is outside the village on the Surandai road and can be reached by crossing the river over a small footbridge.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for food and stay is Tenkasi.

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