Abodes of lord Shiva

3. Arulmigu Sivakamiyammai sameda Kailasanathar Temple - Kodaganallur

 
Moolavar   Kailasanathar
Utsavar  
Thayar   Sivakamiyammai
Kshethram  
Theertham   Tamarabarani River
Pose & Direction   Lord facing West
Vimanam  
Sthala Vruksham   Vilwa Tree
Paadiyavar  
Travel Base   Tirunelveli
Nearest Railway Station   Pettai
 

 

Location

The temple is situated 1 km south from Nadu-Kallur. Nadu-Kallur is 15 kms from Tirunelveli on Tirunelveli - Cheranmahadevi - Mukkoodal Road. The road from Nadu-Kallur will be very narrow and take left on the two way junction and an immediate right to reach the temple. No much facilities available near the temple so stay either at Tirunelveli or Pettai and visit this temple.

 

History

Legend has it that serpent Karkodaka got relief from a curse after offering prayers. Hence the name Kodaganallur. A unique offering here is making a garland using yellow thread and 58 turmeric pieces and offering it to Nandi in the shrine. This is performed for early marriage. The garland is tied on Nandi by both men and women.

 

Architecture

Kodaganallur Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located near Nadukallur village in Tirunelveli Distrct, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Sevvai, or Mars (chevvai or Mangal), among the Navgrahas.

Arulmigu Sivakamiyammai sameda Kailasanathar Temple
Kodaganallur, Tirunelveli - 627010
Phone: 99659 23124
Temple Timings : 7.00 am to 12.00 noon, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm