Sri Kasiviswanathar temple is situated in the town known as Keela ambur, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Kasiviswanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Changu theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Keela ambur.
The important festivals of this shrine are Masi Magam Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Navarathri in September-October; Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Shivarathri in Feburary-March and Skanda Sashti in October-November. Other important festivals are Deepavali, Pongal and New Year day according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar. These festivals are grandly celebrated in the presence huge number of devotees and pilgrims with spiritual spirit and religious enthusiasm.
Devotees and pilgrims from several parts of Tamil Nadu and its neighboring states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala visit this particular temple. Devotees pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional life and for fearlessness. It is one of the sought after temple in the list of South Indian pilgrimage Lord Shiva temple list. The temple is open for all Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. It is to be remembered that it is the most sought after temple in South India.
Address – Sri Kasiviswanathar temple, Keela ambur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu