Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Tirunelveli

Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar temple is positioned in the famous town named Tenkasi, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Sri Viswanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Ulagamman.

The holy tree of this temple is Shenbagam. The holy water of this temple is Kasi Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Sivagama. This temple is just 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this village is Tenkasi.

The most important festivals that are grandly celebrated in this particular temple are 10 Masi Magam in February-March, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October,  Navarathri in September-October, Deepavalli, Tirukalyanam in Aipasi (October-November), New Year days according to Tamil calendar and English calendar, boat festival (teppam) in Avani Moola star day in August-September, Amavasya, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pournima, new moon day Badra Deepa festival in the month of Thai (January-February) and Masi Maha Shivrathri in February-March are celebrated in this temple.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “ord Shiva graces in the temple as a swayambumurthi. Worshipping the Lord in this temple is as equal to worshipping the Lord in Kasi –Varanasi. Presiding deity Lord Kasi Viswanatha is visible to the devotee even from a distance of one Km. The temple is so vastly constructed with this facility to the devotees. While Mother Durga faces South in almost all temples, She faces west in this temple.” The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the Hindus.

Address – Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar temple, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

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