Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:04 am
At a distance of 1.5 km from Tenkasi Bus Station, 5 km from Courtallam and 55 km from Tirunelveli, Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple is without doubt one of the important sights of Tenkasi. Constructed by the Pandya Kings, the huge gopura of the temple is the second largest in Tamil Nadu. This temple is often known as Ulagamman Temple.
The temple was constructed by Parakrama Pandyan in Dravidian type. The development of Rajagopuram was accomplished within the yr 1505. The gopura caught fireplace in 1824 and was in a foul situation until 1966. Then the renovation started and was accomplished within the yr 1990. The Rajagopuram is 180 ft tall and is a masterpiece of aesthetic magnificence. A pathway can also be offered as much as tower within the ninth tier to have an aerial look of Tenkasi.
The temple is devoted to Kasi Viswanathar a type of Lord Shiva in a self incarnated type (swayambu). It’s believed that worshipping the Lord on this temple is as equal to worshipping the Lord in Kasi. The consort of Kasi Viswanathar is named Ullagamman on this temple.
This temple has three shrines – Siva, Amman and Murugan. This temple boasts lovely sculptures and in addition has musical stone pillars that produce completely different sounds when tapped with fingers. There are twin statues of Veerabhadra, Nataraja, Rathi-Manmatha, idols of Thirumal and Kali Devi are splendidly carved. Name of the city is derived from this temple and often called Kasi of South. The close by river Chittar is taken into account equal to Ganga. Folks right here consider that those that worship in Tenkasi get the identical advantage of worship undertaken in Kasi.
The 10 day Masi Magam in February/March, Navarathri in September/October, Tirukalyanam in October/November, boat competition in August/September are the festivals grandly celebrated within the temple.
Timings: 6 AM – 11 AM and four PM to eight PM