Saturday, October 16, 2021

Kasiviswanathar Temple, Tirukkudanthai Kaaronam

Location of the templeTirukkudanthai Kaaronam
Lord Shiva known asKasiviswanathar
Female deity known asVisalatchi, Thenaar Mozhiyal
How to reach This sivasthalam temple is located in Kumbakonam Town on the north bank of Mahamaham tank.

This temple is very close to the Mahamagham tank, and the lingam here is a swayambhu. The importance of this temple is the belief that it is here that the Nava Kannigais (nine maidens representing the nine rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Kaveri, Godavari, Narmada, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Sarayu) arrive to bathe in the Mahamagham tank once every 12 years. The interesting thing about this temple is the presence of a sanctum dedicated to the Nava Kannigais, as soon as we enter the temple. Here, it is believed, one must first offer one's respects to them before going on to pray to the main deity Kasi Viswanathar and his consort Visalakshi.

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