Sri Vaigundam – The Sixth Kailasam

Kailasanathar temple

The sixth Kailasam temple at Sri Vaikundam (ஸ்ரீ வைகுண்டம்) was built by Uromasa Maharishi, the grandson of Lord Brahma and the disciple of Sage Agasthiyar. This is the Sani Sthalam (சனி ஸ்தலம்) among the Nava Kailasam temples. According to Hindu beliefs, the period of Ashtamathil Sani (அஷ்டமத்தில் சனி) and Ezharai Naatu Sani (ஏழரை நாட்டு சனி) are times of great trials […]

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Fifth Kailasam – Murappanadu

Murappanadu - Fifth Kailasam

Modern science has proved that nine planets revolve around the sun. This astronomical fact was revealed by our ancestors thousands of years ago, without the aid of any modern tools. According to Indian astrology, the nine planetary bodies exert their influence on a human-being. Among all the nine planets, Guru (Jupiter) occupies a position of prominence. Hence said that if […]

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Sangani(சங்காணி) – Fourth Kailasam

Milk Abishegam for Lord Shiva

According to Hindu horoscopes, Rahu (ராகு) rules in a man’s life for a period of eighteen years. During this period, a person’s fortunes are determined depending on the influence of the ruling planets. The fourth Kailasam, Sangaani(சங்காணி) along the banks of Thamirabarani is considered as the place to worship, to be rid of all misfortunes due to Rahu. Uromasa Maharishi, […]

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Kodaganallur – The Third Kailasam

Third Kailasam Thirukalyanam Nandhi

The third Kailasam Kodaganaloor (கோடகநல்லூர்) is also known as “Kaarkodaga Shethiram” (கார்கோடக சேத்திரம் ) and “Kodanoor” (கோடனூர்). Since the place was lush with Arjuna Trees and fertile green paddy fields, it was a preferred summer destination for royalty and the common man alike. Hence this place came to be known as “Kodaganaloor”(கோடைக்கு நல்ல ஊர் கோடகநல்லூர் ) which literally translates to […]

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Cheranmahadevi – The Second Kailasam

Kasilinga Nathar Temple

As instructed by the revered Sage Agasthiyar, Uromasa Maharishi let float the flowers on the waters of Thamirabarani. The place on the banks of the River, where the second flower docked is Cheranmahadevi (சேரன்மகாதேவி). It is believed that Uromasa Maharishi (உரோமச மகிரிஷி) discovered the Shiva Lingam of this temple under a Banyan Tree (ஆலமரம்). Hence the Banyan is considered as […]

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Arulmigu Papanathar Swamy Temple – The First Kailasam

1st Kailasam - Papanathar Temple

The first Kailasam Temple built by Uromasa Maharishi (உரோமச மகிரிஷி) is at Papanasam. Lord Shiva takes the form of the Sun God here. The Lord “Shri Papanasar”( ஶ்ரீ பாபநாசர்) is also known as Kailasa Nathar, Pazhama Nayagan, Mukkaleenga Nathar, Vayirasalinangam. The Goddess is “Ulagammai” (உலகம்மை). It is believed that worshipping the Lord at this temple is equal to worshipping the […]

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Nutritious Beverage Pathaneer and its Miraculous Benefits

pathaneer with nungu

How the popular summer drink Pathaneer (பதநீர்) is prepared? Who are the industrious laborers behind its production? What obstacles are they facing in their daily life? What are the benefits of this drink? Watch this video to get the answers for all these questions. With soaring mercury levels, all we want to do is chill out with a refreshing drink. […]

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History of the Nava Kailasam Temples


Uromasa Maharishi’s Journey to Salvation The great sage Agasthiyar (அகத்தியர் ) is the earliest of the eighteen Sithars who lived in ancient Tamil Nadu. He was also known as Kumba Muni, Kuda Muni and Kulla Muni. Thousands of years ago, he was performing a penance on the Podhigai Hills, the source of the Thamirabarani River. Uromasa Maharishi (உரோமச மகரிஷி ) […]

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Kutralam – The Land Of Majestic Waterfalls & Healing Waters


Nestled in the scenic Western Ghats, Kutralam (குற்றாலம்) is a popular tourist destination of South Tamil Nadu. Courtallam or Kutralam is a town situated at a height of 160 m (520 ft) above sea level in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India. The very name of the place has become synonymous with the […]

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The Mysterious Athiri Hills

athiri gangai

Along the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district, lie a mountain range that are shrouded in mystique and intrigue. Teeming with pristine trees and rare medicinal herbs, the Athiri Hills  ( அத்ரி மலை ) or the Herbal Hills are in the Pothigai mountain range near the village of Alwarkurichi, in Tirunelveli district. Ancient Tamil texts exalt, (பொதிகை மலை உச்சியிலே புறப்படும் தென்றல்)“The […]

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