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Sri Kailasanathar temple

Moolavar : Kailasanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundarya Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Rajapathy
District : Thoothukudi
State : Tamil Nadu




   Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Shivrathri in February-March; monthly Pradoshams and first day of each Tamil month are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Of the Nava (nine) Kailash Sthalas, this temple belongs to Ketu planet.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kailasa Nathar Temple, Rajapathy ? 628 207, Tuticorin district.


   91 99420 62825, 98422 63681, 94863 81956

General Information:

   Lords Vinayaka, Nataraja, Dakshinamurthi, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Mother Sivakami and Saivite Saints Sambandar, Sundarar, Aappar and Manickavasagar grace the devotees from their shrines in the temple.


   Lord Shiva represents the wisdom character attributed to serpent planet Ketu.?? Those facing adverse aspects of this planet and aspiring wise children pray to Lord Kailasanathar.? People also pray here for profitable farm yields, health of cattle, removal of obstacles in wedding proposals, relief from adverse aspects of serpent planets, job opportunities, child boon, development in trade and education of children.

Thanks giving:

   People offer vastras to Lord in different colours, pulses, farm yields and fruits as their prayer commitment.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is the place where Ketu worshipped Lord Shiva ? Kailasanathar, hence praised as Kethu Parihara Sthala. There is only a disfigured Shiva Linga. There are four wheel figures on all sides of the Linga. It is said that there is a temple buried under this Linga. Ragu rules 7 years in a person?s life. It is advised that the person under this period worship Lord in this temple during this period. Devotees pray here for good farm yields, health, child bon, health of cattle, job opportunities and progress in trade and offer various farm produces as their prayer commitment to Lord and Mother. On Pradosha days, they offer various puja materials and fruits for the pujas. The temple conducts Ketu Parihara pujas between 12.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Sundays and between 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on Tuesdays with Yajnas. Devotees participate in this pujas for removal of obstacles in wedding proposals, adverse aspects of planets for cure from hyper tension, diabetics, asthma etc. They also derive benefits of child boon and other developments in life. The first puja for the consecration of Rajapathi Kailasanathar temple began on the day when the Raja Gopuram of the Kalahasthi temple was damaged. Hence, this place and temple is regarded as Then Kalahasti ? Kalahasthi of South. This temple is praised equal in reputation to the Kethu Sthala in Keel Perum Pallam temple in Nagapattinam district. Along with Aadhi Kailasanathar, Lord Kailasa Nathar and Soundarya Nayaki bless the devotees from this holy soil.

Temple History:

   Sage Romasa, the fist disciple of Sage Agasthya sought suggestion from his Guru for attaining total salvation ending the cycle of births and deaths. The Guru advised the disciple to place 9 flowers in the Tambirabarani River created by him and worship Lord Shiva at each place a flower touched the bank. This worship would help him realize his wish, said sage Agasthya. Sage Romasa followed his Guru Agasthya?s advice meticulously. The last flower touched the banks of the river in Rajapathy. Sage worshipped Lord Shiva here and realized his wish. The place is named after the palace of Pandya king belonging to the Chandra dynasty ? Raja-King, Pathi-Place. The temple was ruined due to the fury of floods. With the steps taken by Shiva devotees, the new temple was built.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Among the Nava (nine) Kailash Sthalas, this belongs to planet Ketu.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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