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Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple



Moolavar : Kasi Viswanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Visalakshmi
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : keela ambur
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Monthly Pradoshams, Navarathri in September-October and Thai Poosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The rays of Sun fall on the presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum, on Lord Ganapathy in the Kanni Moola corner and on Lord Muruga on Thai month considered holy Utharayana Punyakala in January-February between 5.00 a.m. and 6.00 a,m.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Visalakshmi-Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Anbu Nagar, Keel Ambur (Snehapuri), Ambasamudram, Tirunelveli district.


Phone:

   91 98946 48170, 94420 27013, 99420 16043.


General Information:

   The rays of Sun fall on the presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum, on Lord Ganapathy in the Kanni Moola corner and on Lord Muruga on Thai month considered holy Utharayana Punyakala in January-February between 5.00 a.m. and 6.00 a,m.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray to Lord and Mother with different wishes in their minds


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer abisheks and vastras to Lord and Mother.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The sanctum sanctorum of the presiding deity and that of Mother is facing east and south respectively. As in all Shiva temples there is Nandhi before the sanctum and an Asbishek Well in the temple. The Theerthavari is celebrated on the Thaipoosam day on the banks of Kadana River with Lord and Mother granting darshan to devotees followed by procession.


Temple History:

   There lived in this place a couple belonging to the Pillai community, Kasi Viswanathan and Visalakshi. They had a son Madanarajan by name. He was married to a woman Subbulakshmi by name. They had 8 sons and two daughters. It was an affluent family. As fate had it, their riches began to shrink. Rajangam and Pandi Thurai, two among the 8 sons began to make a livelihood by selling woods bringing from the forest nearby. They were engaged in the tree felling job one day near the Trishul hill and were relaxing under a banyan tree near Athiyuthu. They were just recalling about the charitable deeds performed by their ancestors in Kasi ? now Varanasi - and hoped for a good day to continue the sacred deeds of their ancestors. Suddenly it began to rain heavily with thunders and lightning. The lightning ray fell on the banyan tree. A Shivalinga and Ambica rose from the roots. They granted darshan to the brothers and assured them as rich a life as they had in the past. After the moving the Shivalinga by the side, they found 7 big bowls containing all gold coins. They took the gold container bowls and the Shivalinga by the night to their house. They ? Rajangam and Pandithuri sent word to other six brothers. They made 9 shares. Eight brothers took one each. With the riches in the 9th bowl, they built a temple and installing Lord Shiva. They named them as Lord Kasi Viswanathar and Mother Visalakshmi.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The rays of Sun fall on the presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum, Lord Ganapathy in the Kannimoola corner and on Lord Muruga during the Utharayana Punya Kala in the Thai month ? January-February between 5.00 a.m. and 6.30 a.m.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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