Anbil Sathyavaheesvarar temple

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Anbil Sathyavaheesvarar temple
Anbil Sivan Temple
Anbil Sathyavaheesvarar temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Anbil Sathyavaheesvarar temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
StateTamil Nadu
Coordinates10°51′0″N 78°52′0″E / 10.85000°N 78.86667°E / 10.85000; 78.86667Coordinates: 10°51′0″N 78°52′0″E / 10.85000°N 78.86667°E / 10.85000; 78.86667
SanctumSathyavageesar, Alanthuraiar(Shiva) Soundranayagi
Temple tankChandra Theertham
ArchitectureDravidian architecture

Anbil Alanthurai Temple[1] (அன்பில் சத்தியவாகீசுவரர் கோயில்)[2] is dedicated to Shiva and is located in the banks of kollidam river in Anbil, a small village near Lalgudi.

The temple has a 5-tier Rajagopuram, an outer prakaram(outer courtyard) and a nandavanam (flower garden). There are lot of inscriptions in the walls of the temple revealing Chola architecture.


The vinayagar, Lord Ganesa is called "Sevi Saitha Vinayagar" and is believed to have lent his ears (Sevi) for the songs of Sambandar. Parantaka Chola I is believed to have built the temple.

There is a very famous Mariyamman Temple mounted in Anbil(people are calling amman is sister of Samayapuram Mariyammam), people are staying there who affected by Ammai and they believe it will getting cured by Maariyamman.

Anbil is very famous village in Trichy district which has many temples those are constructed by Chola's, Varadharaja Perumal temple, Sivan temple, Mariyamman temple and Aachi raama valli amman temple those are well maintained by department of Aranilayathurai and all the temple has uchi kaala pooja which are following every day.

This place has been referred to in thevaram written by Saint Poet (7th Century AD) Thirugnana Sambanthar and Appar.[3]


The nearest railway station is in Lalgudi, about 3 kilometres from the place. The nearest airport is in Trichy.



  1. ^ "Abodes of Shiva - Shivasthalams glorified by Tevaram hymns". Templenet.
  2. ^ ta:அன்பில் சத்தியவாகீசுவரர் கோயில்
  3. ^ "campantar tEvAram -2" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.