1008 Lingam Temple, Salem
1008 Shiva Temple, Salem
Temples are a place that can give peace to a great extent. One such temple is the 1008 lingam temple that is located at Kanyakumari Hwy, Ariyanur, Salem.
1008 Shiva Temple was constructed by Vinayaka Mission Institutions on a hill on the Sangagiri highway near to the center. The temple with 1008 lingams is constructed on a hill and on the foothills, there is a huge Ganesha idol that welcomes the devotees.
The specialty of the temple is that the Nandi placed in front of each Lingam looks the same. The guide of the place explains every detail of the temple and the best way to enjoy the visit is to walk up the hill if you can walk provided you are healthy and young.
While you walk, you get to see each and every lingam clearly with a better view. Nevertheless, a bike ride or a car drive up the hill is also allowed to see the beauty of the temple.
Surrounded by greenery all over, the temple also has other sannidhis dedicated to Lord Muruga, Goddess Mahalakshmi, Goddess Raja Rajeshwari, Lord Anjaneya etc.
The main deity here happens to be Umaiyambigai Samedha Sri Arunachala Sundareswara which is about 17 feet tall. Sincere prayers to him make the climbing a cakewalk.
A place to be surely visited in Salem. So, make it a priority to visit the place to enjoy the nature combined with divinity.