Sri Viswanathar Temple is based in the upcoming village mentioned as Kannapatti (Kundruvarankottai), in the district of Dindigul , in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Viswanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Visalakshi .
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Utharavahini. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagammam. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this area is Kundru Aran Kottai.
The primary of this shrine are Shivrathri in February-March, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, 10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Aadi Kruthika in July-August, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Pradosha days – 13th day of new moon or full moon days, Tirukarthikai and Mondays in November-December, Mrigaseersham star day, Navarathri in September-October, Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are observed in the temple.
The temple remains open as per the temple time schedules from early morning to mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to dusk with great devotion and dedication. It is to be highly remembered that during all religious important days and the auspicious days for long hours.
As per the local legends, “River Vaigai flowing opposite the temple though eastwards in other parts of the place, flows northward near this temple as Ganga in Kasi, hence called Uttharavahini. The place therefore is considered equal to Kasi (Varanasi) in religious importance.”
Address – Sri Viswanathar Temple, Kannapatti (Kundruvarankottai), Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu.