Subramaniaswamy Thinniyam

Subramaniaswamy Thinniyam

Saivite Temples, Thiruchirappalli District


Koshteeswarar, facing east


Brahannayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Idumban, Ganesha, Subramaniaswamy, Dakshinamurthy, Sivaloganadar, Oppilambal, Kasi Viswanathar, Navagraha, Bhairava, Surya

Subramaniaswamy Thinniyam is an east facing Shiva temple where the beautiful and rare south facing Lord Subramaniaswamy (Muruga) is more popular. The entrance is through an arch gate in the south and Lord Muruga is visible from his shrine as you enter. The temple is open from early morning till about noon and in the evenings till night. There are also an ancient Perumal temple and Shiva Temple nearby.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Subramaniaswamy Thinniyam is said to date back to the Chola Period and Rajaraja Chola’s sister Kundavai is believed to have built this temple.


It is believed that Raja Raja Chola’s sister, Kundavai, desired to construct a temple for Lord Muruga and while moving the idols in a bullock cart, the cart got stuck in the mud and would not move. A decision was then taken by her to build the temple in this place.


Subramaniaswamy Thinniyam is about 3 kilometers north east of Anbil which is about 24 kilometers east of Srirengam on the north bank of the River Kollidam after Lalgudi.

Stay and Food

None locally for stay, closest is Srirengam and Thiruchirapalli. Satyamurthy Hotel in Lalgudi is fine for food.

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