Bojeswarar, Samayapuram

Bojeswarar, Samayapuram



Bojeswarar, facing east


Ananthavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Bhairava, Surya, Navagraha

Bojeswarar, Samayapuram is an ancient temple undergoing renovation when we visited in 2016. The temple has a solid entrance gateway, but no gopuram. The main shrine is on an elevated base reachable by a small flight of steps. There are many beautiful carvings around the shrine.

Holy water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Bojeswarar, Samayapuram dates back to the Hoysala period and was worshiped by them during the 13th Century CE. Veerasomeswaran, son of the Hoysala king Narasimhan II who helped the Cholas to retain power by supporting with his army, had his capital here and named it Vikramapuram. He was called the ‘Moon of Karnataka’. Copper Inscriptions mentioning his donations on a solar eclipse day after a victory in war is said to be displayed in the Museum in Bangalore. He built this temple which was then known as Posaileswaram and today as S.Kannur. Stone inscriptions mentioning this and several other details of his time are in Thiruvanaikaval and Srirengam Temples.


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Bojeswarar, Samayapuram is 12 kilometers from Thiruchirapalli on the Chennai Highway. Cross Samayapuram, stop and refer our map below to reach easily from the highway.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops, closest is Thiruchirapalli.

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