Holy Places

DHARMAPURI FORT TEMPLE :

Kottai Kovil

This temple is dedicated to God Mallikarjuneswarar and Goddess Kamatchi Ambal. It has been located at 1 km from Dharmapuri Bus stand. It belongs to the period of Cholas. It is told that it is the temple where Adhiyaman, the King of Thagadur used to visit and worship the deity here.

This temple attached very great importance to feminine. So the Lord himself has given superiority to the Goddess Sakthi; Lord Mallikarjuneswarar has been seated lower than Ambigai.Hanging sculptured pillar in the temple is its special feature.




THEERTHAMALAI :

Kottai Kovil

It is an  important sacred place in Harur taluk of Dharmapuri District. Shri Theerthagirishwarar Temple is located at the top of a hillock. Chola   and   Vijayanagara  Kings donated liberally to this temple. A lot of devotees throng the temple during the Mahashivarathiri.The Department of Tourism has a Guest Houses for the benefit of the devotees. Theerthamalai is declared as an important tourist spot in Dharmapuri District.






ADHIYAMAN KOTTAM  :

Adhiyaman Kottam

The capital of Adhiyamans, ancient rulers of Thakadoor, was Adhiyamankottam which is situated on the Salem-Dharmapuri road at a distance of 7 Km from Dharmapuri. The ruins of the roughly oval shaped fort is still there. The Chenraya Perumal temple is the biggest of the lot which is held as a protected monument and which is believed to have been constructed both by the King Krishna Deva Raya and Hoysala Kings.






KALA BAIRAVAR TEMPLE :

Kalabairavar

It is located  at a  distance of 7 km from Dharmapuri Bus Stand. Devotees are come and worship this temple during the special and festival seasons from various places. The special poojas are being organised in Sundays and Pournami days.