Theni Temples

Balasubramaniya Temple

One of the important temples in Periyakulam is Arulmigu Balasubramanya Temple. This was constructed by Rajendra Chola. The idol of Lord Muruga with six faces seems to have been pierced from the ground under. Lord Muruga, seen here with this consorts, blesses all his devotees.


This was formerly known as “Harikesarinallur” and it is mentioned in ‘Tholkappium”. This municipal town is a business hub for the nearby villages. Weekly Shandy here is very popular. Sivagamiamman Temple located on the banks of the Mullai River is worth visiting.


The main shrine in Devadanapatti is Kamatchi Amman Temple. It is situated on the banks of the Manjal river. This temple is 3 km from Devadanapatti in Theni District. In this temple, the doors to the sanctum sanctorum are never opened, and all the pujas are offered only to the portals the special puja performed in the evening to the accompaniment of local musical instruments is a spectacular audio-visual feast.

Kuchanoor Saneeswaran Temple

This is the only temple in India which is meant solely for Saneeswara Bhagawan situated at Kuchanoor, 20 Km south of Theni. The temple at Thirunallar in Pondy is having only a separate Sannidhi for Saneeswarar. In Kuchanoor Saneeswara Bhagawan is said to be a Suyambu (Self appeared idol). In front of this temple the perennial river Surabi flows which carried the waters of Periyar river and Suruliyaru. Every year the festival is being celebrated during the Tamil month “Adi” on every Saturday of the week.

Kamatchiamma Temple

Devadhanapatti The temple Kamatchiamman is situated 23 Km from Periyakulam. The festival is being celebrated during the month “Vaikasi” Special poojas will be performed every month on full moon day. The temple is about 200 years old.

Mavoothu Vellapar Temple

The main attraction in Mavoothu is the Vellappar Temple. This holy shrine is situated in the Varushanad hill ranges, 20 km from Andipatti. Nestling among the hills, the temple is atop a peak, surrounded by natural vegetation. Transport is available up to the foothills only. Rainwater gathers around the mango trees near this temple and flows downhill in torrents. This has given the place the name “mavoothu” which in Tamil stands for “spring of the mango grove”. This place has a perennial water source. Puja Timings: 7.30 am to 8.30 am in the morning and 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm in the evening.

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