Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Thula Kattam, Mayiladuthurai

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Thula Kattam, Mayiladuthurai

Kasi Viswanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thula Kattam in Mayiladuthurai Town in Mayiladuthurai Taluk in Mayiladuthurai District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding deity is called as Kasi Viswanathar and Mother is called as Visalakshi. This temple is considered as one of the temples participating in Saptha Sthana festival of Mayiladuthurai. This temple is situated on the northern bank of Cauvery River.


Legends

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/02/kasi-viswanathar-temple-thula-kattam-legends.html

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards west with an entrance arch. The entrance arch has stucco image of Rishabaroodar. Ayyapan Shrine can be seen next to the entrance arch. Presiding Deity is called as Kasi Viswanathar and is facing west. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Vinayaga, Dakshinamoorthy, Lingodbhava, Brahma and Durga are the koshta idols located around the sanctum walls.

Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Visalakshi. She is housed in separate south facing shrine. There is a mandapam connecting the mother shrine with the sanctum. Mahalakshmi can be seen in the koshta of her shrine. Nataraja Shrine can be seen sext to Sanctum. Here Nataraja is depicted in Yantra form.

There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan and Navagrahas in the temple premises. Navagrahas are depicted with their respective consorts and mounts. Rahu is depicted in lion face similar to Narasimha Avathara of Lord Vishnu in lion mount. Sthala Vriksham is Vilwa tree. It is situated on the north western side of the prakaram. Naga Idols can be seen below the tree.

Festivals

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/02/kasi-viswanathar-temple-thula-kattam-festivals.html

Religious Significance

This temple is considered as one of the temples participating in Saptha Sthana festival of Mayiladuthurai. The Saptha Sthana Temples of Mayiladuthurai are;

1.    Aiyarappar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

2.    Mayuranathaswami Temple, Mayiladuthurai

3.    Margasahayesvarar Temple, Moovalur

4.    Azhagiyanathar Temple, Sozhampettai

5.    Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Thula Kattam, Mayiladuthurai

6.    Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Sitharkadu

7.    Punugeeswarar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Mayiladuthurai Old Bus Stand, 1 Km from Mayiladuthurai New Bus Stand, 3.5 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 36 Kms from Kumbakonam, 110 Kms from Puducherry Airport and 132 Kms from Trichy Airport. The temple is located in the northern part of Mayiladuthurai on the bank of Cauvery River. Mayiladuthurai is situated on Kumbakonam to Poompuhar route. Mayiladuthurai is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. 

Mayiladuthurai Junction railway station is located on the main line connecting the state capital Chennai with Trichy. The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Express connects Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and Trichy with Mysuru and Bengaluru. There are regular express trains that connect the city with major cities in the state like Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy. There are passenger trains that connects Mayiladuthurai with Thanjavur, Trichy, Thiruvarur, Chidambaram and Viluppuram.

Location

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