WONDERS

Rajaganapathy Temple

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As the Lord graces the devotees with his royal appearance, He is named Rajaganapathy, (Ganapathy the King). Sri Rajaganapathy Temple, Salem, Salem district.

It is located at 1st Agraharam, one of the primary market areas of the town and is always bustling. It is a good temple to start ones temple tour around the region. For the size of the outer structure of the temple, the statue of lord Ganesha inside is reasonable large in size and gives one a pleasant feel. This is a small but powerful temple located at the heart of Salem Town.

Sugavaneswarar Temple

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This is one of the five Shiva temples built along the river Manimuthar. Sugavaneswarar Temple, Salem, Salem district.

This temple within Salem is dedicated to Lord Siva. It is a reasonably big temple and one of the primary landmarks of the town. The Siva is said to be a suyambu, meaning, to have come into existence on its own without anyone constructing it. In fact, this is one of the five temples around river kaveri in that region to have emerged on its own. The main linga is in a slightly slanted position. Lordess Swarnambikai is housed in a separate sanctum.

Kottai Mariamman Temple

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This temple was built during the periods of Chara Kings, as the present Salem District then belongs to Chara Nadu. The said place where the temple was built up was called as Fort.
Kottai Mariamman Temple, Salem, Salem district.

Kottai Mariamman is believed to be the primary goddess protecting the town. Pilgrims and locals alike throng in big numbers to this temple. The goddess here is in the form of a small, beautiful looking statue and the sight is very pleasing to the eyes. Unlike in a typical Mariamman temple, at the feet of the lordess one would not find a skull or a devil, but rather just a lotus bud, making it quite unique.