Sri Kailasanathar temple is situated in the settlement area named Murappanadu, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The principal deity of this temple is Kailasanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy water of this temple is none. The holy tree of this temple is jack tree.
The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. The historical name of this place is Murappanadu. According to the historians and local legends.This temple is approximately 500-1000 years old in this region.
The most important festivals are Arudra darshan-Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Shivarathri in Febuary – March, Aipasi Skanda Sashti and Annabishekam in October-November, 10 day Panguni Uthiram with float festival and flag hoisting in March-April; Aavani Puttu-pudding festival in August-September; 10 day Brahmmotsavam in Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Masi month, Deepavalli, Pongal, Navarathri, English and Tamil New Year days, Car festival along with floating festival are conducted in grand manner in this particular temple.
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. Most of the pujas, rituals and homams are performed according the Vedic tradition plus rules and regulations. South India pilgrimage trip includes this particular temple too in its list of must visit temple.