Sri Kailasanathar temple is located in the village named Tharamangalam, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this shrine is Kailasanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Sivakama Sundari.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Dharaimangalam.
The festivals of this shrine are Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the main festivals celebrated in the temple, Tirukarthikai in November-December; new moon days, Pradosha the 13th day of new moon or full moon fortnights, Deepavali in October-November, Vinayaka Chaturti in August-September, Makar Sankranti or Pongal falling almost January 14, English and Tamil New Year days, 15 day Thaipoosam float festival in January-February drawing a huge crowd of over twenty thousand; are celebrated. The devotee crowd in the temple is huge these days.
According to the local legends, “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. The temple belongs to 13th century speaking volumes of the temple architectural skill of Tamilnadu.” The shrine is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. It is one of the most sought after temple in this region.
Address: Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Dharamangalam-636 502, Salem district. Tamil Nadu