Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Tenkasi, Thirunelveli

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Tenkasi, Thirunelveli
Kasi Viswanathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at the center of Tenkasi Town in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. As Tenkasi is considered equivalent to Kasi, this city got the name Tenkasi - the southern Kasi. Tenkasi is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near Courtallam. Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a Swayambumurthy. Worshipping the Lord in this temple is as equal to worshipping the Lord in Kasi – Varanasi. Presiding deity Lord Kasi Viswanatha is visible to the devotee even from a distance of 1 Km. Mother is called as Ulagamman. Sthala Vriksham is Shenbagam. Theertham is Kasi Theertham.






Legends
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History
Tenkasi is an old historic town as known from the inscriptions found here. It was founded by Pandya kings who were the rulers of South Tamilnadu at that time. In the 17th century their power declined and they got confined to smaller areas down south. Parakrama Pandya built the Vishwanathar Temple.






Tenkasi is famous for its Ulagamman and Kasi Viswanathar Temple. The Ulagamman temple was built by Parakrama Pandyan, but was shattered by lightning. In the 1990s, the temple was restored and it was given a fresh coat of paint again in 2006 by the same philanthropists. The construction of Rajagopuram was completed in the year 1505. The Gopura caught fire in 1824 and was in a bad condition till 1966. Then the renovation began and was completed in the year 1990.






The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Pooja Timings
S.No
Pooja Name
Pooja Timing
1
Thiruvanathal
6.00 A.m.
2
Vila Pooja
7.00 A.m.
3
Kalasanthi pooja
8.00 P.m.
4
Uchikalam
12.00 P.m.
5
Sayaratchai
6.00 P.m.
6
Arthajamam
8.30 P.m.
Festivals
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Prayers
It is firmly believed that worshipping the Lord in this temple would bring in as much benefits to the devotee if he/she worships the Lord in Kasi –Varanasi.  The worship brings peace of mind to the devotee. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with Vastras.
Contact
Arulmigu Kasi Viswanathar Temple
Tenkasi – 627811
Thirunelveli District
Phone: +91 – 4633 – 222 373
Mobile: +91 – 9842196474 / 9487058621
Connectivity
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