Thirukameeswarar Temple, Vellur, Trichy
Thirukameeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vellur Village near Musiri in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Thirukameeswarar and Mother is called as Shivakamasundari.
It is believed that Shiva Linga in this Temple was installed and worshipped by Mother Mahalakshmi.
The Temple has two entrances; one from south and the other from east. Nandhi, Balipeedam and Dwaja Sthambam are located after the entrance facing sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Thirukameeswarar. Dhakshina Moorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Vishnu Durga are the niche idols around the sanctum walls.
Mother is called as Shivakamasundari. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Shrines for Vinayagar, Valli-Devasena-Subramanya, Chandikeswarar, Navagrahas can be seen in the temple corridors. Sculptures of Musukundha worshipping Shiva and Manmadan & Rathi worshipping Shiva in this temple shows the artistic splendor of yesteryears.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 09.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 06.00 PM to 07.30 PM.
The Temple is situated off Trichy Salem Highway. The Temple is located at about 7 Kms from Musiri, 14 Kms from Kulithalai, 14 Kms from Kulithalai Railway Station, 11 Kms from Gunaseelam, 30 Kms from Srirangam, 37 Kms from Trichy and 42 Kms from Trichy Airport.