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Nava Kailaya Temples

Nava Kailayam are the cluster of temples on the Banks of River Thamaraparani around Tirunelveli.  Sage Agasthiyar guided his disciple Sage Uromacha to have a bath at the confluence of Tamabarani River, float nine flowers in the River and worship Lord Shiva at the places where the each flower stops to attain Mukthi. The temples are

 
1. Kailasanathar Temple Sun (Surya) Papanasam
2. Kailasanathar Temple Moon (Chandran) Cheranmahadevi
3. Kailasanathar Temple Mars (Chevvai) Kodaganallur
4. Kailasanathar Temple Mercury (Budhan) Thenthiruperai
5. Kailasanathar Temple Jupiter (Guru) Murappanadu
6. Kailasanathar Temple Venus (Sukran) Serndhapoomangalam
7. Kailasanathar Temple Saturn (Sani) Sri Vaikundam
8. Kailasanathar Temple Raaghu Kunnathur
9. Kailasanathar Temple Kethu Rajapathi