Sri Kalahastheeswarar temple is positioned in the sacred village named Kathiramangalam, in the district of Thanjavur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Kalahastheeswarar (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 called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this sacred place is Kathiramangalam.
The most important festivals of this temple Shivarathri in February-March, Deepavalli, Masi month, Amavasya, Pongal, New Year day, Navarathri, Vaikunta Ekadashi, pournima and Navarathri in September October are celebrated grandly in the temple. These festivals attract devotees and pilgrims to this particular shrine for conducting special pujas and rituals according to the Vedic practices. Special homams are conduct on the eve of Mahashivarathri at this shrine with large participation of local residents and devotees from within the district.
It is to be remembered that the Lord is facing towards the east. Even thanks giving pujas are conducted in this temple wholeheartedly by the devotees and pilgrims. The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims from early morning to mid- noon and later in the late evening to dusk. It is to be noted that the temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. The temple’s Speciality is that the Lord is Swayambumurthy in the temple.
Address -Sri kalahastheeswarar temple, Kathiramangalam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu