Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple in Salem

Salem one of the largest cities of the state is a pilgrim destination as well as industrial city, which also connects various big cities such as Chennai, Bangalore etc. Salem also has historical significance and traces of many dynasties who ruled in past era. The historical traces also include many historical temples, where today also various gods are worshipped and festivals are celebrated. Large number of devotees comes from near and far to pay their respect and participate on the occasion of the celebrations. One of such historic temple is Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple which is situated in the center heart of the Salem city.

Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, Salem

About Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple

Located in the centre of city, Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple is one of the historical temples in the Salem city. Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple is also known by various other names such as Kottai Perumal Koil or Thirukoil Kottai Perumal. The age of the temple is counted in centuries then it’s clear how old the temple is. Today, also the devotees and the visitors visit this temple for worship and admire its architecture. The main feature of this ancient temple is the ancient sculptures.

Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, Salem

The temple priests celebrate several festivals all through the year. The main festival is Vaikunta Ekadesi. On this day, many devotees visit the temple to worship the God. Some of the few other festivals which are celebrated by the temple priests include:
  • Pavithrotsavam,
  • Brahmotsavam,
  • Puratasi and
  • Navratri

Another very special occasion in Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple is the Aandaal Thirukalyanam. At this occasion, to honour the deity, a special garland from Sri Villi Puttur is brought. You can also visit two important temples, dedicated to Mariamman and Azhagiri Perumal, which are situated nearby.

Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, Salem

As per the history, the deities were shifted to Karapura Nathar Kovil because in 1854 Perumal temple came into the ruins. In 1865, the temple got rebuilt and the deities were move back to the temple.

Places to see near Arulmigi Temple

The Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple is located in the center of the city. When you visit the temple, you can also visit other place at the same time. They are as follows:
  • Fort Mariamman Temple, 0.3 km
  • Jaya Theatre, 0.3 km
  • New Theatre, 0.3 km
  • CSI Christ Church, 0.4 km


Places to Shop near Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple

Shopping is one of most common pastime of the people. There are many places you can go shopping near the temple.
  • Corporation Shopping Mall, 0.2 km
  • Sathyam Complex, 0.4 km
  • KVG Complex, 0.4 km
  • ARA Shopping Mall, 0.5 km
  • AS Complex, 0.5 km

Food options near Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple

There many excellent restaurants near the Arulmigi Alagirinathar temple which offers you various types of food including pure veg and non-veg food.
  • Vasantha Bhawan Pure Veg Hotel, 0.4 km
  • Chicken Magic Restaurant, 0.9 km
  • Rashikaj Restaurant, 1.1 km
  • Salem Restaurant, 1.2 km
  • Knight Pizza Hotel, 1.2 km


Accommodation near Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple

If you are visiting Salem as a tourist or pilgrimage destination, you can stay in any hotel near Arulmigi Alagirinathar temple and visit the temple at your leisure.
  • Hotel Windsor Castle, 1.7 km
  • Hotel New Tamil Nadu, 2.2 km
  • Laila Gold Palace, 2.6 km
  • The Pride Biznotel, 3.1 km
  • Hotel Salem Castle, 3.2 km

Reach Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple

The Sugavaneshwarar temple is situated in the central part of the city. If you are visiting the city and staying there, you can take bus, auto or taxi to visit Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple. You can hire the cars or vehicles to visit the temple or you can your private vehicle to worship in Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple.

Distance from Salem Airport - 25 km
Distance from Salem Railway Station - 16 km

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