Abodes of lord Shiva

5. Arulmigu Sivakamiyammal sameda Kailasanathar Temple - Murappanadu

Moolavar   Kailasanathar
Thayar   Sivakamiyammal
Theertham   Tamarabarani River
Pose & Direction  
Sthala Vruksham   Vilwa Tree
Travel Base   Tirunelveli
Nearest Railway Station   Seydunganallur



The temple is situated 17 kms from Thirunelveli on Thirunelveli-Tuticorin Road. No much facilities available near the temple so stay at Thirunelveli and visit this temple.



Legend has it that a king had a daughter with the face of a horse. He offered prayers to Shiva to find a relief. Shiva one day appeared in the dream of the king and asked him to take a holy dip in Thamiraparani River at Murappanadu and offer prayers to the Shivling there. The king soon performed all that Shiva told in the dream. Soon the princess got back the human face. Murappanadu Kailasanathar Temple was built by the king. The Nandi worshipped in the temple has the face of a horse. It is believed that Shiva asked Nandi to take the face of a horse to cure the princess.



Murappanadu Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Murappanadu in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Guru (Jupiter or Brihaspati), among the Navgrahas. The shrine is around 17 km from Tirunelveli Town. This is the fifth among the nine Nava Kailasam temples. The shrine is also known as Nadu or Middle Kailasam Temple. At Murappanadu, Thamiraparani River flows from north to south.

Arulmigu Sivakamiyammal sameda Kailasanathar Temple
Murappanadu, Tuticorin - 628252
Temple Timings : 7.00 am to 12.00 noon, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm