Kambathu Perumal Unnathur

Kambathu Perumal, Unnathur

Vaishnavite Temples - Salem District


Perumal with consorts, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi along with main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Kambathu Perumal, Vinayaka, Garuda, Anjaneya

Kambathu Perumal Unnathur is a small east-facing temple situated in a single Prakaram surrounded by beautiful fields and the backdrop of the Shervaroy Hills. In the prakaram under a Peepal Tree is a Vinayaka idol and a Tulsi Maadam (Holy Basil). In front of the sanctum sanctorum are a stone Dwajasthambam and Garuda. A small door leads inside, where a beautiful Kambam (stone pole also used as a Dwaajsthambam) with an elegant carving of Lord Vishnu (Kambathu Perumal) seen facing east. This Kambam is a very beautiful piece with a broad square base tapering up with multisided surfaces forming a circular shape. The top portion of this pole is above the temple and is in a very different style resembling an ancient Mayan sculpture. Behind this pole is the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity who is seen in a standing posture with his consorts Sreedevi and Bhoodevi.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kambathu Perumal Unnathur is an ancient temple as is evident from the idols and the Dwahasthambam. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Kambathu Perumal Unnathur is about 75 kilometers east of Salem off the road going to Kallakurichi. At Thalaivasal take a left towards the north and proceed for about 12 kilometers to reach Kambathu Perumal Unnathur which is outside and before the Unnathur Village.

Stay and Food

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

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