A beautiful hill with a presence of 1008 shiva lingas. Welcome to Ariyanoor 1008 lingam temple. This Sahasra Lingeswarar temples complex where you you will feel harmony and calmness. It is a must visit if you are in Salem.
Where is 1008 Shiva Lingam Temple
This 1008 Lingam Temple is one of the famous temples of Tamil Nadu.
This beautiful temple also called as Sahasra Lingeswarar temple and is in Ariyannoor.
Ariyannoor is a locality is salem and is approximately 8 Kms before the Salem city center. The temple is taken care by vinayaga mission.
What is 1008 Lingam Temple famous for?
The presence of 1008 Shiva Lingas on this hill make this temple complex so powerful and vibrating with great energy.
The main temple has a huge statue of Shiva linga with Nandi in the moolasthanam.
You will welcomed by an immense statue of Lord Vinayaka as we reach the gates of the temple.
It’s possible to hit the hill by vehicle or choose to walk and enjoy the scenery on the way.
The temple, surrounded by the Sankagiri mountains and greenery, which is a sight to behold, can be found atop the hill.
On your visit to this magnificent temple, you will feel harmony and calmness.
What to see at Sahasra Lingeswarar temple
As soon as you start walking you will first see the lord Venkateswara temple, which is devoted to Lord Tiruapti Balaji . This temple complex has temples dedicated to many gods.
At the right of lord Venkateswara temple is lord Rama and Sita temple and once you walk further , you will find Lord Hanuman temple on right hand side.
Looking straight further on the left hand side you will see the main Lord Shiva temple, you can visit this temple and then go further up to visit other temples . or you can decide to go up further and visit temples of Lord Ganesha, Ma Mahalaxmi , Goddess Rajeshwari, Lord Murgan and come back to main temple ..
So you will find temples of Lord Palani murugan, swamimalai murugan, thiruhendur murugan, pazhamuthircholai murugan, tyruthani murugan, thiruparamkundram murugan, raja rajeswari, anjaneya, mahalaxmi, venkatesa perumal can also be found in lingams.
1008 Lingam temple salem timings
The temple complex is open from 8.00 AM morning to 8.00 PM evening.
Hotels near 1008 Lingam temples
Salem is a big city and a commercial city of Tamil Nadu. There are lots of hotels in Salem and this place being 8km from city center is easily accessible. Few close by hotels are
Sivaraj Holiday Inn, Grand Estanica, CJ Pallazio Hotel, Zibe Salem, Raddisson Salem, Hotel Palm Residency
Restaurants near 1008 Lingam Temple
There are many. Adayar Ananda Bhavan ( A2B) is just 3.5 KM away. Also near by around 9 KM is Sarvana Bhavan, Cascade resturant, Selvi Mess etc . There are many restaurants near by.
How to reach 1008 Shiva Lingam Temple
This temple is on Sale Coimbatore highway ( NH 544).
If you are travelling from Bangalore you need to take NH44 towards salem and then NH544 towards Coimbatore. You will see this temple on your right hand side. It will be around 8Kms before Salem city center.
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