Gotha Parameswarar temple, Kunnathur, Tirunelveli

Sri Gotha Parameswarar temple is based in the holy town referred as Kunnathur, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The main deity of this temple is Gotha Parameswarar (Kailasanathar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Sivakami Amman.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this holy place is Kunnathur.

The main festivals of this temple are Mahasivarathri in February-March, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Markali Tiruvaathirai, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Deepavalli, Pradosham days – 13th day either from new moon or full moon days, Pongal,  Navarathri, New Year day and other Lord Shiva related festivals in this particular shrine.

The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims from early morning to mid- noon and later in the late evening to dusk that is from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. It is the most sought after ancient Shiva temple in the district, region and south India.

The temple’s Speciality is that the Lord is Swayambumurthy in the temple. It is to be noted there is also Nagar (snake) symbol on the Shivalinga in the shrine. It is one of the ancient Lord Shiva temples in this district and south India. The temple can be easily reached through roadways by bus or taxi from the district head quarter.

Address: Sri Gotha Parameswarar Temple, Kunnathur, Tirunelveli.Tamil Nadu

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