Salem Sugavaneswarar Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sukhavaneswar Swamy
  • Swarnambikai Amman
  • Chakra Vinayaka
  • Lord Bhairava
  • Lord Dakshinamurthy

Location :

Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple / Sukhavaneswara temple ,
Swarnambigai Agraharam,
First agraharam,
Salem City ,
Salem district-636001
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 9:00PM.

Temple History :

Arulmigu Sugavaneshwarar Swamy Temple is located in Salem city.Moolavar of this temple is Arulmigu Sugavaneshwarar.The name of the god underlying because parrot gets wishes from this god.Other names of this god were Kili Vananathar, Babanasar, Pattesurar, Nahisar, Mummudinathar. Other names of Amman in this temple is Sornambigai, Maragathavalli, Patchivalli. Vinayagar allies Valampuri Vinayagar (Irattai Vinayagar).This is the most powerful and ancient temple in Salem region.This temple was built 500-year ago, which carries the historical traces of the rulers of Cheras, Cholas, and Pandias of the yonder past and the Mysore dynasty with its imposing towers (Raja Gopuras) sits on a sprawling two acres in the heart of the town.Salem pronunciation is a city and a corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located in the north central part of the southernmost state of India.This temple is located in central part of Salem, temple facing towards east and the entrance way of the temple is on the southern side.

Lord Vinayagar is located on south side of tower (Raja Gopura) entrance. Deities of the temple are Goddess Maheshwari, Gowmari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Mahenthiri, Chamundi located on the south side of the temple. On the West side of this temple Valanpuri Vinayagar,(Irattai Vinayagar) Ayyapan, Dakshinamoorthy and above row GanGala Moorthy, Kasi Vishvanathar Pancha Bootha Lingams, Sarashvathi Amman, Gajalakshmi, and Sesta Devigal are giving darshan to the devotees in separate shrines. On the North side, Lord Murugan with Valli and Deivanai temple is located. Moolavar of this temple “Arulmigu Sugavaneshwarar” located next to the “Artha Mandapam”.In Navagragha’s Rahu and Ketu has changed their places is special of this temple.So who are all get wishes from this god, they have the opportunity for job and marriage. ThalaVirutcham (Sthala Vruksham) Of this temple “Pathiri Tree” is located in Nanthavanam.
History:

This temple houses the image of Shiva which is said to have been worshiped by the mythological sage Suka Muni – the king of parrots. It is also said that the Saint Poetess Avvaiyar performed miracles here and that the monarchs of the three great Tamil kingdoms, i.e. the Chola, Chera and the Pandya kingdoms visited this shrine to attend the marriage of the adopted daughter of Avvaiyar. The glories of this temple have been sung by the Saivite Saint poets. This temple is said to date back to the Sangam Period, over 2000 years ago. Other shrines in the temple: There are several shrines in this temple. The shrine dedicated to the mother Goddess Swarnambika deserves mention.

Festivals :

  • Avani Month – Vinayagar chaturthi
  • Avani Month – Aani Abhishegam , Pura Padu for natarajar
  • Aadi Month – Aadi Poora Festival (seven days), Kilivalanathar Festival
  • Purattasi Month – Navaratri Vizha
  • Karthikai Montha – Thirukathigai Festival
  • Markali Month – Thirupaliyeluchi Pooja , Thiruvadhiraiutsavam
  • Thai Month – Thaipoosam , Pongal

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Morning Pooja – 9:00am
  • Before Noon Pooja – 11:00am
  • Evening Pooja – 5:30pm
  • Night Pooja – 8:00pm
  • Arthajama Pooja – 8:30pm
  • Archana – 5/-
  • Abhishegam – 100/-
  • Silver Kavasam – 150/-
  • Parihara Sannathi Swamy Silver Kavasam – 100/-
  • Cycle Pooja – 5/-
  • 2 Wheeler Pooja – 20/-
  • 3 Wheeler Pooja – 50/-
  • Car Pooja – 100/-
  • Heavy Vehicels Pooja – 200/-
  • Kodi deepam – 2/-
  • Special Entrance – 10/-
  • Swamy , Amman Velikavasam – 100/-
  • Privaar swamy’s Vellikavasam – 150/-
  • Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam – 1500/-
  • E – Thanganatham (6 –pesons for a day) – 1500/-

Nearest Temples Around Salem Sugavaneswarar Temple :

  • Karuvalli Prasanna Venkata Ramana Temple – Salem district- 29.00 km
  • Mecheri Bhadrakali amman Temple – Salem district – 33.00 km
  • Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara swamy temple – Namakkal district – 50.00 km
  • Namakkal Narasimha swamy temple – Namakkal district – 50.00 km
  • Vadachennimalai Murugan Temple – Salem district – 62.00 km
  • Erode Sakti Vinayagar temple – Erode district – 68.00 km
  • Elumathur Arudra Kabaliswara swamy temple – Erode district – 89.00 km
  • Pariyur Kondathu KaliAmman temple – Erode district – 97.00 km
  • Satyamangalam Venugopala swamy temple – Erode district – 121.00 km
  • Siruvachur Madhura Kali Amman temple Perambalur district 127.00 km
  • Tiruchirapalli Jambukeswara Akhilandeswari temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 131.00 km
  • SriRangam Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 131.00 km
  • Chettikulam Ekambareswarar Swamy temple – Perambalur district – 132.00 km
  • Chettikulam Dandayuthapani Swamy temple – Perambalur district – 132.00 km
  • Teppakulam Uchi pillayar Kovil – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 133.00 km
  • Bannari Bannari Mariamman temple – Erode district – 134.00 km
  • Manapparai Nallandavar temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 134.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 144.00 km
  • Thirupattur Sri Brahmapureeswara temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 150.00 km
  • Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple – Cuddalore district – 152.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 157.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 158.00 km
  • Chidambaram Anandeeswaran Temple – Cuddalore district – 180.00 km
  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 181.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 187.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 188.00 km
  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 193.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Salem – 1.00 km
  • Omalur – 19.00 km
  • Taramangalam – 24.00 km
  • Rasipuram – 26.00 km
  • Tiruchengode – 46.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Salem – 6.00 km
  • Omalur – 19.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 143.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 158.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 237.00 km
  • Madurai Airport – 251.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport, Cochin/kochi – 319.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 322.00 km

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