Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kailasanathar Temple, Melur, Kanadukathan, Sivaganga

Kailasanathar Temple, Melur, Kanadukathan, Sivaganga
Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Melur Village near Kanadukathan in Sivaganga District of Tamilnadu. Presiding deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Soundaranayaki. The temple was built by Nattukkottai Nagarathars. The statues of Nagalinga Chettiyar, Annamalai Chettiyar, Subramaniyan Chettiyar, Manikkam Chettiyar, Perichiappa Chettiyar, and Muthappa Chettiyar are along with the mandapam pillars, who had contributed to this temple construction.

The temple is facing east with two 3 tier Rajagopurams, one is in front of Moolavar and other in front of Ambal Sannadhi. Ambal is also facing east. The temple is of stone structure with vast parakaram with lot of minute carving pillars. A stone chain is hanging from the entrance ceiling. Moolavar is Suyambu and short. In koshtam, moortham of Vinayakar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Brahma and Durgai are located. In the prakaram (between Moolavar and Ambal Sannadhi) Somaskandar and Sandikeswarar are located.

In prakaram, Sannadhi for Ul Vinayagar, Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Maha Lakshmi, Hanuman (a relief on the pillar), Palliyarai, Bairavar (in a separate Sannadhi), Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Chandran and Suryan are located. This Temple is located at a distance of 1 Km from Kanadukathan. Nearest Railway Station is located at Karaikudi and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai.

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