Kailasanathar Temple, Tharamangalam – Temple Speciality
This is a west facing temple. It is noteworthy that the rays of Sun fall on the horns of Nandhi on 9, 10 and 11 of Masi month (February-March) and reflects on the Lord in the form of crescent Moon. The devotee crowd in the temple will be huge for this darshan.
The sculptures of Rathi and Manmatha are designed with rare skill that both are viewable from any one end. Stone chain, stone lotus, a lion are aesthetically finished representing the rare skill of the sculptors. A stone called Pavalakkal and Pattiakal ever cool in nature is at the entrance of the temple.
Very important shrine of the temple is the Padala Linga in the underground room where even air can’t enter. Devotees worship this Linga with abishek on Tuesdays for benefits as wedding, child and job boons.
Devotees pray to Lord Jureswarar appearing with three heads and three legs for cure from high fever and prolonged diseases. They offer Milagu Rasam-pepper water as nivedhana and a garland made of Vadas, a popular dish of Tamilnadu.
Twice a year, during August – September and February – March for three days in succession, the rays of the evening, sun shine through the entrance tower, the portico, and enters the sanctum sanctorum and falls on the deity.