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Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple
Moolavar: Kasi Viswanathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Kunkuma Sundari
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: Cauvery theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Umayalpuram
  City: Umayalpuram
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Wedding festival is celebrated grandly in the month of Vaikasi (May-June) when Sri Lakshminarayana Perumal performs the wedding of Lord Shiva and Mother Ambika.  
 Temple's Speciality:
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 pm  
  Sri Kasiviswanathar temple, Umayalpuram, Thanajavur dist.  
  +91- 9442584410 
 General Information:

There are some famous temples nearby - Swamimalai, Tiruvaiyaru, Tiruvaikavur Vilavaneswarar,Vadkurangaduthurai Azhagusadaimudinathar and Divyadesa fame Vaishnavite temples – Kabisthalam, Pullabudangudi.  The devotee has the advantage of visiting many temples in a single trip to Umayalpuram.


Women pray for the health and welfare of their husbands, removal of obstacles in marriage alliances by performing archana to the Goddess with kumkum.  The bangle ceremony known as Valaikappu is celebrated for pregnant women praying for safe delivery of the child.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer abishek and clothing (Vastras) to the Goddess. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Sri Mahameru (perpendicular type of Sri Chakra) is installed in the shrine of Mother Goddess.


A women, Kamala by name, surrendered at the feet of the Goddess, performed archana with kumkum seeking remedy for her husband suffering from a serious illness.  Goddess graced the women and cured her husband.  Hence, Goddess was named Kunkumasundari.


Vallaba Ganapathy graces from a separate shrine.  The temple is situated on the northern bank of Cauvery.  There are shrines for Vinayaka, Muruga and Bhairava in the corridor (prakara).  Vilwa is the holy tree of the temple.  The holy spring created by a Gandharva women is at the border of the place.

  Temple History:

During his visit to Kailash, Creator Brahmma ignored Muruga and proceeded further.  Lord Muruga checked him and asked who he was.  Brahamma said proudly that He was the Creator of the worlds.  Muruga asked Brahmma to explain the meaning of Pranava Mantra which he could not.  Muruga dismissed him from his position.  Even Lord Shiva could not explain the meaning.  Muruga became the teacher (Guru) to Father Shiva and taught the meaning of Pranava Mantra in Swamimalai.  When Lord Shiva went along with Muruga, He asked Goddess Uma to stay back.  As Uma stayed here back, the place is known as Umayalpuram.


The other history goes thus.  A Gandharva woman Vijaya by name came to this place, created a holy spring and performed penance to have the darshan of the lord. Lord Shiva granted her boon and stayed here as prayed by  her.  The Lord was named Kasiviswanathar.  This history is narrated  in Umapura Mahatmiyam of Brahmmanda Purna.

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