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About Kandaswamy Kovil

The Kandhaswamy Kovil in Salem is a religious site in Salem city. The temple is also known by the name ‘Kalipatti.' The temple attraction in Salem is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. This temple is regarded as one of the richest temples in the whole of Salem. It is believed that the devotees who come to this place are cured by a mystical process that uses ‘karum sambal.' It is derived from the poison of a snake, and it is believed that it acts as an antidote. The temple is decorated with chariots known as Chithra Ther and Vinayaka Ther. These chariots are pulled around the temple during festival time. A cattle fair is held here during the Thaipoosam festival and is regarded as the biggest one in the country.

Historical Context: This temple was founded by Pazhani Kavundar and built by Katteri Lakshmana Kavundar in the 18th century.
Pro Tip: The annual Thaipoosam festival in January is very popular.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets, Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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