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Sri Kailasanathar temple
Moolavar: Kailasanathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Periyanayaki, Umai Ammai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Naradapoondi
  City: Narthampoondi
  District: Tiruvannamalai
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Brahammotsavam, Krithigai in November-December, Masi Magam in February-March, are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Of the various shrines where Lord Muruga worshipped Lord Shiva for relief of his doshas (some adverse aspects), this is also an important temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Shri Kailasanathar Temple, Narthampoondi, Tiruvannamalai district.  
 General Information:

The temple was built by Sambuvarayar and Vallala kings and was maintained by Vijayanagara kings.


Devotees seek removal of obstacles in marriage alliances, child boon and distinction in education through their prayers to the Lord.

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

This is one of the seven Kailasa temples worshipped by Rishi Narada.

  Temple History:

Mother Uma was proceeding to Tiruvannamalai from Kancheepuram with the view of getting the left part of Lord Shiva. She stayed in a place called Vazhaipandal and searched for a Shivalinga for puja. She could not get one. Mother Uma decided to make one with sand and asked Muruga to provide Her water to make the Linga.

Lord Muruga threw His Vel towards the west and water came in red colour from the hills there. Seven Munis – Puthirandan, Puruhudan, Pandurangan, Bodhavan, Bodhan, Koman and Vaman – who were performing penance there were injured, hence the water was red with their blood. Meantime, due to the touch of Muruga’s Vel, they were relieved of he curses they were undergoing then. Mother Uma made the Linga and worshipped.

But Lord Muruga had to bear the sin of killing the seven Munis. As directed by Mother Uma, Lord Muruga established seven temples on the northern bank of Cheyyar and seven on the southern bank of the river.

Kancheepuram, Kadaladi, Mambakkam, Madhimangalam. Elathur, Poondi and Kuruvimalai on the northern bank were called Sapthakarai Kantangal. Thamaraipakkam, Vasudevampattu, Narthampoondi, Thenpandripattu, Pazhangovil, Karapoondi and Mandakulathur on the southern bank were called Sapthakailasas.

The temple in Narthamppondi woshipped by Muni Naradha is the third in the line. This temple is mentioned in Skanda Mahapurana. King Daksha, known for his enmity with Shiva, wanted to develop his three sons equal to him but Narada imparted Shiva Upadesha to the sons and made them good. Angry Daksha cursed Narada as he prevented his sons to come his way. Muni Narada perfomed penance for 12 years in Narthampoondi on Sri Kailasanatha. Lord Shiva appeared on his Vrushaba (bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) with His Panchamurtis and relieved Narada of his curse. Narada also was elevated as the head of the rishis.

The place was known in early days Naradhapoondi after Muni Narada and in the days followed the name changed to Narthampoondi.

The Kailasanatha Temple was built by Sambuvaraya and Vallala kings and maintained by Vijayanagara kings.

Mother Goddess is worshipped in the temple as Periyanayaki.

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