Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy Belur

Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy, Belur

Vaishnavite Temples - Salem District


Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy, facing east


Maragathavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Anajneya, Garuda, Chakrathazhwar, Thumbikkai Azhwar, Poongovai Thaayar, Aandal, Azhwars, Vishwaksenar

Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy Belur is an east-facing temple situated on the south bank of the Vasishta River. The temple is beautifully set amidst coconut groves on all sides. A 3 tiered Rajagopuram opens out into the large and spacious Prakaram. On the left is a circular shrine for Chakrathazhwar. A long covered mandapam leads into the Mahamandapam. This is followed by an Ardha Mandapam and the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord. The east-facing goddess shrine with its mandapams and the Aaandal shrine is behind the sanctum on either side. There is a shrine for Anjaneya and a stone Dwajasthambam with carvings of Anjaneya, Conch, and Disc outside the Rajagopuram.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Vasishta River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy Belur is an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


The name of the lord at Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy Belur came from the eight (ashta) hands of the idol.


Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy Belur is about 6 kilometers north of Vazhapadi. Ashtabhuja Madhana Venugopalaswamy can be reached after crossing the Vasihta River. Then take the small road before Belur and cross the Vasishta River again. There is a signboard on the main road. Vazhapadi is about 30 kilometers east of Salem on the road towards Kallakurichi.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is the Kallakurichi to Salem highway and Salem.

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