Temples & Masjids


Temples :Kandasamy kovil

Kandhasamy Kovil:
22 km from Salem on the way to Thiruchengode.Sundhara Kandhaswamy Kovil. One of the seven richest temples in the district.

Timing: 6 am to 8pm

Ph No: 04288-287511

Kumaragiri Murugan Temple:

This is a small temple for Land Muruga. It is situated on Udayapatti Bye pass Road 6 km from Salem city.


Lingam (1008) Temple:

This Temple is controlled by Vinayaga Mission. This temple contains 1008 Lingam with Nandi in the ‘Moolasthanam’. Located in Ariyanoor.

Timing : 7.30 am to 12.30pm & 4pm to 8pm.

Ph No. o427-3987000.

Kottai Mariamman Temple:

This temple was built during the periods of Chera kings, belongs to Cheranadu. The Goddess is known as Malaimari. Located at Fort.  Salem – 636  001


Kandhashramam, Udaiyapatti:

It is 5km from Salem. A temple constructed by Santhanandha Brahmendhra Saraswathi. Adhya-vadhutha Swami. Situated on the extreme northern end of the Jarugu hill on the banks of Kannimar Odai.


Oothumalai – Sathya Narayana Sithar Peedam :

6 km from Salem. It has special features as Sri Sathya Narayana Temple which is present on hills, similarly not found anywhere in Tamilnadu.Located. Oothumalai, Seelanaikanpatti.

Timing : 6 am to 12noon & 2pm to 8 pm.

Ph No.0427-2465477.

Siddhar Temple:
Kalangi Siddhar is one among the eighteen Tamil Siddhas. There is one temple dedicated to this. Located at the slope of k

anja Malai 12 km from Salem on the way to EIampillai.

Ph No.0427-2491389.

Alagirinathar Temple:

Located in the heart of the city near the fort. Popularly known as “Kottai Perumal Koil”. The place also contains temple dedicated to Azhagiri perumal and Mariaman.

Timing: 6 am to 12 noon & 5 pm to 8 pm.



Sri Suguvaneshwara Temple:

Sugavaneswaran kovil

This Temple is located near old Salem Bus Stand. There we can find so many historical monuments

and statue inside the temple.

Timing: 6 am to 12 noon & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Ph No.0427-2450954.


Utthama Chozhapuram:
“City of Utthamachozha”, a small town on the Thirumanimuthu Aru. Temple is dedicated to Karapura Nathar.

Ph No.0427-2221577

Thanthodreeswarar Temple:
This Temple is situated in Belur. 35 km from Salem. The variety of sculptures are famous here.

Ph No.04292-241400.

Appa Paithiyam Swamy Temple:
Appa Paithiyam Swami Temple was born in the zamin family of karur Fort in the year 1859. A temple has bee built on his Samadhi. Several thousands of devotees throng the temple during the birthday of Swami and his Guru pooja on the day of Ashw

ini in the Tamil month of Thai. The temple is situated near Railway Station.

Timing : 5.30 am to 12 noon & 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Aragalur is about 74 km from Salem. It has two imposing temples. One is dedicated to Sri Kameswara and the other to Karivaradaperumal. There is a big Buddha statue at Thiyaganur village on the periphery of Aragalur village.

Ph No.04582-260107.


kodandapani ayothiyapatanam kovil

10 km from Salem. A suburban town on the eastern end of Salem City. It is supposed to have been named after Ayodhya. The birth place of Lord Rama. It contains a beautiful Vishnu temple dedicated to Kothandaramar.

Timing: 7 am to 12 noon & 4 pm to 8 pm.

Ph No.0427-2253500, 8098127383.



Badrakaliamman Temple:
Mecheri:pathrakaliamman mecheri kovil
Mecheri is 33 km from Salem and 20 km. away from mettur dam. The temple facing north is

situated in south-east direction in  the heart of Mecheri town nearby Salem – Dharmapuri highway.

Timing: 6 am to 8 pm.

Ph No.04298-278133.


Kailasanathar Koil:

kailasanathar tharamangalam kovil

30 km from Salem in Tharamangalam. There are statue of Rathi and Manmadhan. Recently a lingam has been consecrated for the welfare of the devotees. This lingam is called Paathala Lingam. If the childless people worship they will get child, unmarried people will be married.

Timing 7.30 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm.

Ph No.04290-252100.



Jama Masjid:
The oldest mosque in Salem, situated on the southern bank of the Thirumanimuthu Aru in the heart of the city it was reportedly built by the Mysore reler, Tippu Sulthan. Who is said to have offered prayers here.

Timing: 9.30 am to 6 pm

Ph No.0427-2267227.