Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kailasanathar Temple, Udayalur

Kailasanathar Temple, Udayalur
Kailasanathar Temple is located at Udayalur, a village in the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Udayalur is a few kilometers away from the historic Chola dynasty stronghold town of Kizha Pazhayarai. The village was historically called "Sri Kangeyapuram".

The temple is almost 1000 years old and built by Rajaraja Cholan. The village also has a name Sivapadasekaramangalam obtained from the name Sivapadasekaran which is an alias of Rajarajan.

It is believed that the Samadhi of the great king is also located in the village. The village was given as a gift by the king to one of his wives by name Ulagamuzhuthudayal and the village was named Ulagamuzhuthudayalur which eventually became Udayalur.

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