My Sweet Nothings

All that linger in my mind …

Kalugumalai Sri Kalugasalamoorthy Temple


Holy Name : Sri Kalugasalamoorthy Temple

God : Sri Kalugasala Moorthi ( Sri Murugan )

Goddess : Sri Valli, Sri Deivanai

Location : Kalugumalai, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India

History & Importance :

  • Lord Muruga gives darsan here with six hands, but one head.
  • Unlike in other temples, the images of Valli and Devasena in standing posture are installed opposite to Murugan, instead of the places right and left to him.
  •  The walls are adorned with the carvings of beautiful figures.
  • Famous rock cut temple.
  • Gods like Ramar,Anumar, Karudalvar were finely carved on 108 pillars.
  • Famous for Saiva – Vaishnava relation.
  • One of the three temples where Lord Murugan is west facing.

Benefits: Guru Mangala temple, Gives marriage and children, Relief from Sevaai Dosa, Guru Dosa.


Front View of temple


Author: Vasantha Vivek

I am Vasantha Vivek. A happy woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, friend, mentor, seeker, lover …….I enjoy reading and writing very much … I start & end my days with reading … Now I started writing also … so come …My Sweet Nothings …

2 thoughts on “Kalugumalai Sri Kalugasalamoorthy Temple

  1. Very nice, I remember my childhood days. My Grandpa’s brother’s stay there so atleast a week time we use to spend our vacation there. There would be a stone horse, my aunty use to scare me ” if you don’t complete the food, night this horse will come to see you”. Hihiii Miss my childhood days.

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