Sri Kadakaleeswarar temple is positioned in the famous village named Kadayanallur, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Kadakaleeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kaarana Aagamam. This temple is just 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this village is Kadayanallur.
The most important festivals that are grandly celebrated in this particular shrine are Amavasya, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pournima and Masi Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Deepavali and New Year days according to Tamil calendar and English calendar are celebrated in this temple.
Peoples from far and near throng this particular shrine on all festive and auspicious days with great devotion and dedication. Special pujas and rituals are conducted by the head priest at this temple on all festive occasion.
The temple remains wide open for all Hindus from early morning hours to early mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to early dusk. The temple also remains open for long hours on all auspicious days and festive days. It is one of the ancient temples in this region that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva and thronged by devotees and pilgrims in large number on all auspicious and religious important days with much festivity. This temple can be reached easily by roadways from the district head quarter.
Address – Sri Kadakaleeswarar temple, Kadayanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.