Jambunadaswami Kizhsevur

Jambunadaswami, Kizhsevur

Saivite Temples, Villupuram District


Jambunadaswami (also called Agastheeswarar), facing east


Kokilambal, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Nadana Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Jambunadaswami Kizhsevur is an ancient east facing temple. The single Prakaram encloses all the shrines. The Lord is in a chamber which is reached through 3 Mantapas and presents a beautiful sight from the first entrance. The Alankara Mantapam which comes first as you enter has Vinayaka and Muruga. The Inner Mantapa has a Tunnel which has been closed for safety reasons. A Temple Pond is present north of the temple with steps leading down on one side. The entrance to the temple is through a gate on the northern side.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Jambunadaswami Kizhsevur is an ancient temple which goes back several centuries. The temple has 17 stone inscriptions of Kulothunga II (1137 CE) and several other inscriptions including those belonging to Rajaraja II, Rajendra II, Koperunchingan, Viruppana Udayar and Konerinmai Kondaan in Tamil and one in Telugu. These inscriptions mention various contributions of lamps, cows, goats and land towards the temple and its maintenance mentioning the names of the priests who received these grants and the contributor. The period of these inscriptions range between 1137 to 1245 CE and also mention the repair works undertaken here at Jambunadaswami Kizhsevur.


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Jambunadaswami Kizhsevur is 10 kilometers east of Melpettai Junction in the Thiruchirapalli to Chennai Highway. Melpettai is 5 kilometers after crossing Tindivanam towards Chennai. The road from Melpettai is called Avanipur Road. You can also continue in this road to visit Atheswarar Avanipur temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food is Tindivanam and the hotels on the highway. Ganesh Bhavan in Acharapakkam before Thozhupedu is a good place for food.

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