Srivaikundam Kailasanathar temple

Sri Kailasanathar temple is positioned in the village referred as Srivaikundam, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Kailasanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.

The holy tree of this temple is Jack tree. The holy water of this temple is nearest stream water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this town is Srivaikundam.

The important festivals that are grandly celebrated with great devotion and dedication are Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June; Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Pongal, Thai Poosam Theerthavari in January-February; Deepavalli and New Year Days according to the Georgian calendar and Hindu religious calendar.

These festivals are conducted in this temple with special pujas and rituals for the Lord. Special prayer meet is held at each shrine within the temple complex. Local residents and devotees from far and near participates in all the events and occasion of this temple.

Devotees and pilgrims from far and near often visit this temple in the region. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m for all the Hindus daily.

On the other hand, the shrine remains open for the whole day without any break for prayer and worship. This temple reflects Dravidian temple architectural style from nook and corner of the temple structure and its surrounding complex. There are frequent bus services to this temple from the nearest town and good connection by roadway to the district headquarters.

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  1. On nama sivaya. Now the temple is looking very fine. Thanks to srivaikundam people