Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple

Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple History, Route and Timings

Darshan Dress Code: Any decent outfit

Darshan Duration: 10 to 15 mins during weekdays and 25 to 30 mins during weekends.

Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple History

As per the Legend, Adiseshan (Serpent King) and Vayudevan fought rigorously to show their supremacy. Sages suggested them an idea to prove themselves. Adisesha to hold Mount Meru and Vayu executes his pressure to release the Mount Meru. Vayu’s efforts went vain and in anger, he ceased the air. All the living beings fainted with lack of air. Sages and other Devas requested Adisesha to release Mount Meru. Vayu with force threw the top of the mountain with the head of Adisesha on to the earth. These parts fell on the Earth with flesh and blood. One part is Thiruvannamalai, the second one is at Srilanka and the other is Nagamalai in Thiruchengode.

The main deity Lord Arthanareeswara is facing west direction, which is not common amongst Shiva temples. There is a Theertham called Deva Theertham under the feet of Lord Arthanareeswarar which never dries. It is believed this Theertham possess medicinal properties. Having Theertham for 48 days will cure major illness.

This temple is of 2000 years old and stand on top of the hill at 650 ft height.

No.of steps to Hilltop: 1206.

Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 6:00 am to 12:00 pm

Afternoon Hours: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Golden Chariot (Thanga Ther) cost Rs.1500 and is performed daily but not on festival days.

Best Time to visit: Sep to May

How to reach Tiruchengode Arthanareeswarar Temple?

By Air

  • The nearest airport is at Coimbatore which is 120 Km away.
  • Trichy airport is at 128 km away.

By Train

  • The nearest Railway station is at Erode which is 22.5 Km away.
  • From Salem station, temple is 45 Km away.
  • Sankagiri station is 8 Km away but frequency is less.

By Road

  • The direct bus is available from Namakkal which is 35 Km away.
  • Salem is on the Northern side and is 40 Km away.
  • Erode is on the western side and is 20 Km away.