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Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple
Moolavar: Kasi Viswanathar
  Amman / Thayar: Visalakshi
  Thala Virutcham: Nagalinga tree
  Theertham: Amaravathi Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Three pujas a day
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Kumana Mangalam
  City: Komaralingam
  District: Tiruppur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Besides following the Sivagama puja rules in the morning (kala sandhi), midday (Uchikalam) and evening (Sayaraksha) each day, the great festival of the temple is the Maha Shivrathri in February-March (Masi Tamil month). Pujas and abhisheks to Lord Shiva begins at 7.00 p.m. The second will be at 11.00 p.m., the third at 2.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m. the next day. Devotees from surrounding places gather to participate in the pujas. People visit in huge numbers to have the puja darshans on Pradosha days (13th day of new moon and full noon fortnights) to Lord Shiva and the two Nandhis in the temple which they consider a divine opportunity.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Generally, Adhikara Nandhi has His place at the entrance and Anugraha Nandhi in Maha Mandap in Shiva temples. That both are at the entrance of the Mahamandap, is the difference in this temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.  
  Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple, Komaralingam, Tiruppur.  
  +91 93446 09478 
 General Information:

The antiquity of the temple dates back to 1000 years.  Till now, its age could not be ascertained.  It is still under the research of the Department Archeological Survey of India.  The region also has its own historical importance.  The temple is facing east.  The main entrance called Elephant Gate is facing south.  The shrine of Mother Visalakshi is facing south.  The temple is facing the Amaravathi river.

There are shrines for Lords Sundara Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivaai,Venugopala with His consorts Rukmini and Satyabama, Kala Bhairava and Sani Bhagwan, Sun and Moon in the outer prakara.  Sthala Vruksha the holy Nagalinga tree is at the northwest corner of the temple.  River Amaravathi is the holy theertha.  Though festivals are celebrated for other deities in the pprakara, the ones for Lord and Mother are considered very important.


Devotees pray to Lord and Mother for relief from the hurdles in wedding talks, from the impact of Sani doshas and for the development of their trade.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform abhisheks to Lord and Mother and offer vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

This is a temple with two Nandhis.  It is a divine fortune to those attending the Pradosha puja – 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is known as Pradosha time – to both Nandhis simultaneously.  Planet Saneeswara shrine here is identical to that of the one in Tirunallar.  Those unable to visit Tirunallar for Sani darshan pray in this shrine.  The temple has no shrine for Navagrahas.  The shrine for Lord Venugopala with His consorts Rukmini and Satyabama is an example of the unity and fraternity among the saivites and vaishnavites.

  Temple History:

Good natured Kumanan was the chieftain of the region then called Mudhiramalai in the Palani hill range.  Mudhiram was his capital.  He also belongs to the group of the third seven vallals known for their charitable characters.  The region between Palani and Udumalpet was known Kumana Mangalam in those days.  The region was very fertile by the flow of Amaravathi river and the just ruling of Kumanan.

Kumanan took on a pilgrimage to Kasi – now Varanasi – along with those willing to accompany him.  On his return from the Kasi pilgrimage, some questions arose in his mind.  He thought that who will help the people for Kasi Yatra.  Would his heirs do it as he did.  He consulted with his ministers and decided to bring a Shivalinga from Kasi and build a temple and ordered to identify the land for the temple.  This place suited as it had a river and also a cremation ground.  It took one year to bring the Shivalinga in a cart from Kasi to this place.  The construction of the temple was also completed then with due places for other deities.   The Shivalinga Kasi Viswanathar and Mother Kasi Visalakshi were installed on an auspicious day followed by a grand consecration.

The place was then called Kumana Lingam combining the names of Kumana and the Kasi Linga but n the days that followed it changed as Komaralingam.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Against the usual rule of Adhikara Nandhi being placed at the entrance and the Anugraha Nandhi in the Mahamandap in Shiva temples, both are at the main entrance of the temple here.
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