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Sri Kailaswanathar temple
Moolavar: Kailaswanathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Prasanna Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Nedungudi
  District: Pudukkottai
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Wedding festival is celebrated to Mother on Aadi Pooram day (July-August) and Padi Puja in Aiyappan shrine on last Monday. A huge number of devotees visit the temple after observing fast for 48 days on the Mahashivarathri day in Masi month (February-March). They come by walk from many parts of the state – Padayatra.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  As in Tiruvannamalai, the Girivalam (going round the hill) on Poornima days, the tradition is followed in Nedungudi Kailasanathar temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
  Sri Kailasanathar-Prasanna Nayaki Temple, Nedungudi, Pudukkottai district.  
 General Information:

The presiding deity is also known as Kasinathar.  There are sanctum sanctorum, shrines for all deities, Artha Mandapam, Mahamandapam and towers.


Those seeking child boon, have a dip in the Sarpa river, stay in the temple for a day and go 5 rounds in the car street.  They perform, abishek and archanas to Lord Kailasanathar and Mother Prasanna Nayaki to get a child.  Women facing risk to their Mangal Sutras also pray here with their parents.


Those mentally weak or retarded are advised to sit on the Padma peeta in the mandap, the roof of which has the zodiac chakra and chant “Om Namasivaya” mantra 108 times.

Thanks giving:
  On the fist day of each Tamil month, Masa Sangrama Puja is celebrated. During this puja time – 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., unmarried girls, married women and those having adverse aspects in their horoscopes as Pithru dosha, Puthra dosha, Mangalya dosha, Sarpa dosha etc. (both men and women) should join and contribute to the puja, draw a rangoli before the flag post (dwaja sthamba), light lamp with ghee and pray to Lord and Mother for relief from various adversities faced by them. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

The Giri Valam (going around the mount) as practiced in Tiruvannamalai is followed in the Nedungudi temple too on Poornima days.  There is a river at the foothills of the temple in the northeast called Paamparu and Sarpa Nadhi in the Girivalam path.  Bathing in this river and worship the Lord bring all benefits to the devotee.


On Poornima (full moon day), Amavasya (new moon day) and first of Tamil month days and Pradosham (13th day either from new moon or full moon day) special pujas are performed to Nandhi Bhagwan (the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) with bhajans.

  Temple History:

During the Puranic Age, Nedungudi was dense with Vilwa trees on a mount.  Two brothers, Perunjeevi and Chiranjeevi came to this place to worship Lord Shiva.  Perunjeevi asked the younger brother Chiranjeevi to bring a Shivalinga for the penance from Kasi.  As the younger brother could not reach Nedungudi with a Linga from Kasi in time, Perunjeevi made a Linga himself and began the worship.  When Chiranjeevi returned with the Shivalinga from Kasi, he begged his brother to do puja for this Linga too but Perunjeevi refused to do so.  The younger brother began intense penance for the approval of his Linga.


Lord Shiva appeared before the brothers and named Perunjeevi’s Linga as Kailasanathar and that of Chiranjeevi as Kasinathar and told them that those worshipping both Lingas would gain the benefit of praying at Kasi and Kailash.


The temple was renovated by the Pandya kings in the 13th century.

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