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Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple

Moolavar : Kasi Viswanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Visalakshi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Gupta Ganga
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Achutha Mangalam
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu




   Besides monthly pradoshas, the temple celebrates Maha Shivrathri very devotionally in February-March.

Temple's Speciality:

   The great Pancha Pandavas during their exile stayed in this holy place and worshipped Lord.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple, Achutha Mangalam, Tiruvarur.



General Information:

   It is noteworthy that the temple of Lord Dharmeswara worshipped by Dharma the eldest of the Pandava brothers is also in this place ? Achutha Mangalam.


   People pray to Lord and Mother for relief from the consequences of sins of the past birth, to be righteous in this birth and to realize the wishes they have in their mind.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is the holy soil where the Pandavas stayed for a while after losing all their wealth, kingdom and dignity in the court of king Dridharashtra.? They had to lead a life of exile.? Not losing their faith in Almighty, they worshipped Lord Shiva ? in the Dharmeswarar temple ? near this temple.? As Arjuna stayed here for some time, the place was named Arjuna Mangalam and changed as Achutha Mangalam as now known.

Temple History:

   As we learn from our scriptures, every one righteous in nature and practised honesty, probity and integrity in their lives, paid a high price for these values.? King Harichandra was one.? He refused to speak falsehood and stood firm on his commitment to speak only truth ? Sathya.? He lost his kingdom, wife and son and began wandering.? He landed in this place dense with Iluppai trees then.? He stayed here for a while.? He found a Shivalinga in the place.? His joy knew no bounds.? He performed abishek to Lord and offered Vilwa leaves archanas.?? When in deep meditation, he felt that this Shivalinga was of great grace and powers.
His inner mind told Harischandra that the Linga ought to have been brought from Kasi bathed in the Holy Ganga. He knew that any one worshipping Kasi Viswanatha Linga would be relieved of the sins of past birth and summed up his courage to reap the results of his honest life. He felt auspicious vibrations in the place. This is that famous place ? Achutha Mangalam.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Achuta Mangalam has its added reputation of the visit of the Pandava brothers who worshipped Lord here.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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