Kailasanathar temple, Thenthiruperai, Tirunelveli

Sri Kailasanathar temple is based in the residential area mentioned as Thenthiruperai, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Kailasanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is none. 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 spot is Thenthiruperai.

There are many festivals that are celebrated in this temple. That are Aavani Moolam in August-September; Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; 10 day Chithirai Mother Chamundeeswari festival commencing from the first day after new moon day in April-May; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Karthikai Deepam in November-December; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Thai Poosam in January-February and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are celebrated in this temple.

In this shrine, Lord Shiva graces as a swayambumurthy for the devotees and pilgrims. It is to be noted that Shivarathi is festival that is marked with a Public holiday in India and across other nation where a good percentage of Hindu population resides. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m for all the Hindus. It is to be noted that on festive days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for the whole day for devotees and pilgrims. Special pujas and rituals are conducted on Shivarathri day too in grand manner.

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