Sunday, January 1, 2023

Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Then Ponparappi, Kallakurichi

Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Then Ponparappi, Kallakurichi

Swarnapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Then Ponparappi Village in Chinna Salem Taluk of Kallakurichi District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Presiding deity is called as Swarnapureeswarar and Mother is called as Swarnambigai. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.


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The temple was built by King Aragalur Udaiya Ponparappinan Rajarajadevan (Magadesan) of Magadai Mandalam in 13th century CE during the reign of Kulothunga Chola III.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 05.30 a.m. to 09.30 p.m. continuously without any break.


Avani Pournami (Aug-Sep), Masi Shivaratri (Feb-Mar) and Panguni Uthiram (Mar-Apr) are the festivals celebrated here. Monthly pradoshams are also observed here.


People pray here for good farm yields, child boon, mental peace, relief from debt burdens and removal of obstacles in wedding proposals. People suffering from Rahu Ketu dosha, Chevvai dosha, Kalathira dosha and Kala Sarpa dosha perform abhishekam to Bala Nandi for relief. Students perform abishekam to Banalinga with milk mixed with pepper to gain good ranks. Those born of Avittam star perform abishekam to Lord Shiva with honey. Those facing problems from the adverse aspects of Moon and Saturn planets pray in Kaagapujandar Jeeva Samadhi.


Swarnapureeswarar Temple,

Then Ponparappi,

Chinna Salem Taluk,

Kallakurichi District – 606 201

Phone: +91 4151 257 057

Mobile: 91 94432 40127 / 98946 67934


The temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Ammaiyagaram Bus Stop, 2.5 Kms from 2.5 Kms from Melnariyapanur Railway Station, 5 Kms from Chinna Salem Railway Station, 6 Kms from Chinna Salem, 6 Kms from Chinna Salem Bus Stand, 21 Kms from Kallakurichi, 30 Kms from Athur, 84 Kms from Salem and 108 Kms from Salem Airport. The temple is situated at about 1.5 Kms from Ammaiyagaram Bus Stop on the Kallakurichi to Salem route. Town buses and mini buses are available from Chinna Salem to reach this temple.