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Sri Kailasanathar temple
 
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Moolavar: Kailasanathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Azhagia Ponnammai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Tambirabarani
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Senthapoo mangalam
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  New Moon days in the month of Aadi-July-August and Thai-January February; monthly pradoshams and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the days of special pujas and festivals in the temple  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Of the Nava Kailash temples, this belongs to Venus-Shukra planet.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Serndhapoomangalam, Tuticorin district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 94883 42861,94870 08953, 96777 72348. 
    
 General Information:
     
  The temple has two entrances.  There are shrines for Lords Kanni Vinayagar, Chokkanathar, Bhairava and Mother Meenakshi, planets Sun, Moon and Sani Bhagwan.  Lord Muruga is on His peacock vahan turning right.  The temple might have been built either by Kulasekhara Pandya or Maravarman Sundara Pandian I as there are separate shrines for Madurai Chokkanathar and Meenakshi Amman in this temple.  
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray Kubera in the temple seeking prosperity boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer white vastras to planet Shukra-Venus in the Navagraha Mandap with rice prepared with a pulse called Mochai in Tamil and curd rice as nivedhana. They offer white lotus flowers also. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  The idol of Kubera on an elephant is sculpted on the Vimana above the sanctum  sanctorum with his two consorts – Sanganidhi and Padmanidhi.  This is the only temple with Kubera the Lord of Wealth in this posture.  Lord Kailasa Nathar graces from the sanctum sanctorum with Shukra-Venus characteristics.  Mother Azhagia Ponnammai is facing south.  Devotees believe that worshipping Kubera would bring them prosperity.  Those not having an advantageous aspect of Shukra in their horoscopes, pray to Shukra in the manner mentioned above (see prayer commitment).
Papanasam is the first of the Nava Kailash Temples.  Tambirabarani River begins its flow from the Pothigai hills here and confluences with Punnakayal sea face in this place.  On the new moon days in the months of Aadi and Thai – July-August and January-February respectively, special pujas are dedicated to Lord Kailasanathar.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  During the Shiva-Parvathi wedding in Mount Kailash, due to the huge gathering of sages to attend the divine event, north went down in level and south rose up equally.  To balance the earth level, Sage Agasthya came to south.  His first disciple, Sage Romasa had a desire to install Shivalingas in this place.  As suggested by his Guru Agasthya, he let nine lotus flowers flow in Tambirabarani and installed Shivalingas at each place when a flower touched the bank.  The last and the ninth flower reached this place – Serndhapoomangalam.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Of the Nava Kailash Shiva temples, this belongs to Shukra – Venus.
 
     
 
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