Keelapathai Kulasekaranathar Temple, Tirunelveli

Sri Kulasekaranathar temple is situated in the settlement area named Keelapathai, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The principal deity of this temple is Kulasekara nathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is theppam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Sivagama. This temple is approximately 500-1000  years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Keelapathai.

The most important festivals are Shivarathri in Febuary – March, Aipasi Skanda Sashti and Annabishekam in October-November, 10 day Brahmmotsavam in Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Masi month, English and Tamil New Year days, Car festival along with floating festival, 10 day Panguni Uthiram with float festival and flag hoisting in March-April; Aavani Puttu-pudding festival in August-September; Deepavalli, Pongal, Navarathri,  Arudra darshan-Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are conducted in grand manner in this particular temple.

South India pilgrimage trip includes this particular temple too in its list of must visit temple. Most of the homams, rituals and pujas are performed according the Vedic tradition. It is also done as per the ancient rules and regulations.  It is an ancient Hindu temple that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is to be highly noted that every year, more than a thousand devotees and pilgrims visit this particular shrine during all the auspicious days and religious important days. It is the most sought after temple in the district and south India.

Address – Sri Kulasekara nathar temple, Keelapathai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

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