Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kailasanathar Temple, Srivaikundam, Thoothukudi

Kailasanathar Temple, Srivaikundam, Thoothukudi
Kailasanathar Temple in Srivaikundam, a village in Thoothukudi district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It is located 30 km from Tirunelveli. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple has three precincts. Shiva is worshipped as Kailasanathar and his consort Parvathi as Sivakami. The temple is the sixth temple in the series of Nava Kailasams where the presiding deity of all the nine temples is Kailasanathar and associated with a planetary deity. The temple is associated with the planet Saturn.



A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple has a flat gateway tower, unlike other South Indian temples that have a pyramidal entrance tower. The temple was originally built by Chandrakula Pandya Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned pillared halls and major shrines of the temple during the 16th century. The temple has artistic sculptures representative of Nayak art.



The temple is open from 6am - 12 pm and 4-7 pm on all days except during festival days when it is open the full day. Four daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Brahmotsavam festival during the Tamil months of Chittirai (April - May) & Aippasi (October - November) being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious & Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.



The holy tree of this temple is Jack tree. The holy water of this temple is nearest stream water. The Agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this town is Srivaikundam.



Legends & Religious Significance
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History
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The Temple
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Pooja Timings
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Festivals
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Contact
Arulmigu Kailasanathar Temple,
Srivaikundam, Thoothukudi District,
Tamilnadu - 628 601
Phone: +91- 4630 - 256 492.
Mobile: 98437 96544
Connectivity
The temple is situated 30 kms from Thirunelveli on Thirunelveli-Thiruchendur Route. It is small town having railway station and small hotels are available for Tiffin, Lunch and Dinner.
Nearest Railway Station is Srivaikundam Railway Station located at a distance of 2.5 Kms and Nearest Airport is Tuticorin Airport located at a distance of 23 Kms.

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