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Sri Kailasanathar temple

Moolavar : Kailasanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Sivakama Sundari
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Brahmma Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Dharaimangalam
City : Tharamangalam
District : Salem
State : Tamil Nadu




   15 day Thaipoosam float festival in January-February drawing a huge crowd of over twenty thousand; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the main festivals celebrated in the temple. Also, Pradosha the 13th day of new moon or full moon fortnights, new moon days, Deepavali in October-November, Makar Sankranti or Pongal falling almost January 14, Vinayaka Chaturti in August-September, English and Tamil New Year days are celebrated. The devotee crowd in the temple is huge these days.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is a west facing temple. It is noteworthy that the rays of Sun fall on the horns of Nandhi on 9, 10 and 11 of Masi month (February-March) and reflects on the Lord as a crescent Moon.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Dharamangalam-636 502, Salem district.



General Information:

   The temple belongs to 13th?century speaking volumes of the temple architectural skill of Tamilnadu.


   According to experiences of the devotees, those praying in the temple are blessed with wedding and child boon. Majority of the devotees pray for job opportunities, development in trade and farm yields, promotions etc.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with turmeric, sandal, panchamirtha a mixture of five fruits and other sweetening ingredients and milk. Abishek to Lord and Mother are important commitments. They also offer nivedhana and distribute it to other devotees. Some arrange feeding-Annadhana and contribute liberally for the renovation of the temple.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The rays of Sun fall on the Lord on 9, 10 and of Masi month on the horns of Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva and reflect on the Linga in the form of a crescent moon. The devotee crowd in the temple will be huge for this darshan. The sculptures of Rathi and Manmadha are designed with rare skill that both are viewable from any one end. Stone chain, stone lotus, a lion are aesthetically finished representing the rare skill of the sculptors. A stone called Pavalakkal and Pattiakal ever cool in nature is at the entrance of the temple.
Very important shrine of the temple is the Padala Linga in the underground room where even air can?t enter. Devotees worship this Linga with abishek on Tuesdays for benefits as wedding, child and job boons
Devotees pray to Lord Jureswara appearing with three heads and three legs for cure from high fever and prolonged diseases. They offer Milagu Rasam-pepper water as nivedhana and a garland made of Vadas, a popular dish of Tamilnadu.

Temple History:

   One Getti Mudali was ruling Amarakundhi in Tarukavana region.??He came to know that the one of the cows grazing in the place was pouring its milk at a particular place every day.??He went to the place and found that the message was true.??He was excited to know that Lord Shiva was in the place.??He prayed and performed pujas there.??Many years later, Vanagamudi the king of Makuda Chudavadi built the temple here, according to local history.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The rays of Sun fall on Lord on 9, 10 and 11 of Masi month (February-March) on the horns of Nandhi and reflect on the Lord as a crescent moon.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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