Kailasanathar Temple, Aykudi, Thiruvarur
Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Aikudi Village in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. Lord Kailasanathar is the presiding deity of the temple accompanied by Mother Abhirami Amman / Soundarya Nayaki.
Even today, there are a number of temples around Tiruvarur in Chola region. A village was developed here as a central point for the supply of milk and other necessary materials for the daily pujas in these temples. This is that village Aikudi. Milk for abishek and oil for lighting deepas in temples around Arur were supplied from this place – Aikudi in the past. Those coming in cart to Aikudi to take the supply materials from this temple also enjoyed a bath in the temple tank and the darshan of Lord and Mother. They relaxed here for a while, had the prasadas for their food before carrying the milk and oil to other temples.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tirukarthikai Deepam in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
People submit their prayers at the feet of Lord and Mother to realize wishes they have in mind. Devotees offer vastras to Lord and Mother and light ghee lamps in the shrine.
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Enkan, 8 Kms from Koradacherry, 16 Kms from Lakshmangudi, 32 Kms from Kumbakonam, 13 Kms from Thiruvarur, 38 Kms from Nagapattinam and 105 Kms from Trichy. Bus facilities are available from Thiruvarur, Koradacherry and Lakshmangudi. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.