Kasi Viswanathar Temple Tenkasi Tirunelveli

 Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Tenkasi, a city in Tirunelveli district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This temple has three shrines - Siva, Amman, and Murugan.

Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built by Pandyan ruler Parakkirama Pandian during the 13th century, with later additions from Madurai Nayaks. As per Hindu legend, a Pandya king Parakkirama Pandian wanted to construct a temple for Hindu god Shiva at Tenkasi and went to Kasi to bring a lingam, an iconic representation of Shiva in South India.



Beautiful temple. Magnificent temple tower. Amazing wind blow inside the tower. Everyone should experience the wind at least once in their life. In the middle of the busy market area of Tenkasi town, a calm and peaceful atmosphere prevails inside the Temple. Many families with children visit the temple. Clean environment and well-organized administration.

One of the largest tower in the world. It has a speciality. While entering from the tower towards the temple. Forcible air will resist u to enter into the temple. Similarly, while existing from the tower towards outside. Forcible air will resist u to exit from the temple. Every time you enter the same experience you feel it. Similarly, shiva lingam is also very beautiful.

Timing:

The temple is open from 6 am - 12 pm and 4 - 8:30 pm on all days except during new moon days when it is open the full day. Four daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Maasi Maham festival during the Tamil month of Maasi (February - March) being the most prominent.

Tenkasi is built around the Kasi Viswanathar temple. The temple has a seven-tiered gopuram (temple tower) and has concentric granite walls that enshrine all the shrines in the temple. The image of Kasi Viswanathar in the form of lingam is housed in the sanctum. The images of Vinayaka and Subramanya are located on either side of the hall leading to the sanctum. The shrine of Sivakami is located parallel to the sanctum facing East.

Festival

The temple is open from 6 am - 12 pm and 4 - 8:30 pm on all days except during new moon days when it is open the full day. The temple rituals are performed four times a day: Kalasanthi at 8:30 a.m., Uchikalam at 11:30 a.m., Sayarakshai at 5:30 p.m., and Aravanai Pooja between 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

1) The Masi Magam festival during the Tamil month of Masi (February - March) is the most prominent festival celebrated in the temple

2) Tirukalyanam festival during Aipassi (October - November), Moola festival during Aavani (August - September), Navarathri, Karthikai festival, Thiruvathirai, Thaipoosam, Sivarathri, Panguni Uthiram are the other festival celebrated in the temple.



How to Reach Kasi viswanathar temple, Tenkasi:

At a distance of 1.5 km from Tenkasi Bus Station, 5 km from Courtallam and 55 km from Tirunelveli. Bus facilities are there from important Town. Town facilities are available from Chennai, Madurai, and Tirunelveli.

Tenaksi city has a two railway station, Tenkasi Junction railway station, and Kizhapuliyur railway station. From Tenkasi Junction to Kasi Viswanathar temple for 1 KM

The nearest airports are as follows:-

Thoothukudi Airport (92 kilometres or 57 miles)
Trivandrum International Airport (125 kilometres or 78 miles)
Madurai International Airport (157 kilometres or 98 miles)

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