Valeeswarar Koliyanoor

Valeeswarar, Koliyanoor

Saivite Temples, Villupuram District


Valeeswarar, facing west


Periyanayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga, Dhakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Saneeswara, Chandikeswara

Unlike other temples Valeeswarar Koliyanoor does not have a Rajagopuram and a Dwajasthambam (flag staff) intentionally.

Holy water (Theertham) – Vaali Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vanni (Prosopis cineraria)


Valeeswarar Koliyanoor was built between 6 and 7 th Century CE during the time of Narasimha Pallava. In 995 CE Rajaraja Chola renovated the temple.


The Lingam at Valeeswarar Koliyanoor is believed to have been worshiped by Vaali of the Ramayana. Hence the name of the lord. The Saneeswara idol facing south here is believed to have been installed by Vaali with the intention of the destruction of Raavana, the Demon King of Sri Lanka.


When going towards Villupuram from Tindivanam, take the left after Vikravandi and you will reach the Koliyanoor Junction. You can reach the Junction from Villupuram. Valeeswarar Koliyanoor is almost at the junction, slightly inside.

Stay and Food

Tea and snack shops available locally in this busy junction.

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