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Rajapathy Kailasanathar Temple, Thoothukudi

Sri Kailasanathar temple is situated in the tiny village known as Rajapathy, in the district of Thoothukudi, 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 tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is about 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Rajapathy.

The principal festivals of this particular shrine are in February-March-Masi Magam with 10 day Brahmmotsavam drawing huge crowd of pilgrims and devotees, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Karthikai third Monday in November-December with conch abishek,  All Aadi Fridays in July-August,  Manickavasagar festival in December-January, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October,  Aipasi Annabishekam, Skanda Sashti, Margazhi Tiruvadirai and Soora Samharam in Octobr November are grandly celebrated in this temple. These festivals are marked with special rituals and homams at this particular shrine.

It is a temple that is visited often by local people and residents too. The temple is open for devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Lord Shiva in the shrine is a swayambumurthy. As thanks giving devotees and pilgrims offer wholeheartedly rice mixed with vegetables that are grown under their soil as groundnut, carrot, beetroot, etc. Hindus consider this particular shrine as wish fulfiller temple. This shrine can be easily reached from the city head quarter.

Address – Sri Kailasanathar temple, Rajapathy, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu

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