Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan

Kalatheeswarar, Elanthiraikondan

Saivite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Kalatheeswarar, facing east


Gnanapoonkothai Ambal, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Lakshmi Narayana Perumal, Anjaneya, Chandikeswara, Bhairava, Muruga

Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan is a small east-facing temple. The sanctums and the shrines are in an open prakaram. A friendly old retired man lives in the temple and takes care of it. The sanctum of the main deity has a small Maha Mandapam and an Ardha Mandapam. The Goddess shrine is south facing on the north side and before the sanctum of the main deity. Behind the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity is a shrine for Lord Vishnu as Lakshmi Narayana where he is seen seated with goddess Mahalakshmi on his lap. The temple is a beautiful one filled with plants, trees and maintained well.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan is an old temple as is evident from the old sanctum sanctorum and the shrine of the goddess. But historical information is not available as of now.


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Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan is about 12 kilometers south of Rajapalayam. 6 kilometers from Rajapalayam in the highway going towards Tenkasi, at a place called Krishnapuram, take the road going left to reach Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan. You can also reach Kalatheeswarar Elanthiraikondan via Cholapuram in the Rajapalayam to Tirunelveli Road by taking a right towards the west at Cholapuram. There is an ancient and large Shiva Temple at Cholapuram.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Rajapalayam where there a few restaurants and hotels for stay.

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