Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:04 am

At a distance of 1 km from Sri Vaikuntanatha Swamy Temple, 30 km from Tirunelveli and 39 km from Thoothukudi, Sri Kailasanathar Temple is one other vital Hindu temple located in Srivaikuntam city of Tamilnadu.

Sri Kailasanathar Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. That is the sixth Nava Kailasam temple which is devoted to Planet Saturn. The temple is initially believed to be constructed by the Pandiya king, Chandrakula Pandiya. He constructed the central shrine and vimana of the temple. Veerappa Nayak (1609-23 AD), a ruler of Madurai Nayak dynasty constructed the Yagasala, flag workers and Sandana Sababathy corridor.

Based on the legend, Sage Romasa wished to put in the Shivalingas on the banks of the Thamirabarani. So, he requested his guru Agasthiya about this, who suggested to throw flowers used for Shiva puja on the river and do the installations wherever the flowers reached the shores. Based mostly on his recommendation, sage Romasa threw lotus flowers, 9 of those flowers reached the financial institution. One lotus flower reached Srivaikuntam and is devoted to one of many planets Sri Sani Bhagawan.

The temple was constructed within the Dravidian model of structure. It has three precincts. Shiva is worshipped as Kailasanathar and his consort Parvati as Sivakami. Sri Sani Bhagawan Sannidhi is located individually. Those that are affected by Sani dosha pray to Sri Kailasanathar and Sri Sani to get the curse relieved. It’s a perception that this is the same as Thirunallaru Sani Bhagawan temple. A guardian deity, by title Bhoothanathar is among the main shrines within the temple. The picture of Bhoothanathar is product of wooden and the deity is given the first position in the course of the Chittirai Brahmotsavam pageant.

The Brahmotsavam pageant celebrated in the course of the Tamil months of Chittirai (April – Could) and Aippasi (October – November) are essentially the most outstanding festivals of the temple. Sivarathri, Arattu pageant, Thirukalyanam and Kanthasasthi are the opposite festivals celebrated with nice devotion right here.

Timings: 6 AM – 12 PM & four PM – 7 PM

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