Kaalainadar Thiruchuzhi

Kaalainadar, Thiruchuzhi

Saivite Temples - Virudhunagar


Kaalainadar, facing east


Selvanayaki, facing east

Other Deities


Kaalainadar Thiruchuzhi is an east-facing temple located in a single spacious Prakaram. The Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity has a Balipeedam and Nandi before the entrance door. The separate shrine of the goddess is on the south side of the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. The temple is not open most of the time.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kaalainadar Thiruchuzhi has either been in existence from the time of the nearby Thirumaeninadar Temple at Thiruchuzhi or built just after that. This is arrived at from the fact that the Saivite Saint Sundarar (8th Century CE) delivered his Hymns to Thirumaeninadar at Thiruchuzhi from this spot.


Kaalainadar Thiruchuzhi is said to be the spot from where Saint Sundarar sang his hymns for Lord Thirumaeninadar as the Gundar River was in spate and prevented his crossing over.


Kaalainadar Thiruchuzhi is on the east side of Thiruchuzhi Village across the Gundar River. Thiruchuzhi is 32 kilometers east of Virudhunagar via Aruppukottai and 14 kilometers east of Aruppukottai.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Aruppukottai where a few restaurants for food and a couple of small hotels for stay are available.

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