February 17, 2011

Tiruchengode Kailasanathar Temple

Tiruchengode is an ancient town located near Salem city of Tamil Nadu, South India. The most famous temple of Triuchengode is the temple of Ardhanareeswarar, where the God is present in the form of half-man and half-woman. The second most popular temple of Tiruchengode is Kailasanathar temple which is located at the center of the city. The former temple is located at the top of the hill whereas the later one is located at the bottom of the hill.

Kailasanathar temple of Tiruchengode is a huge temple with gigantic tower and magnificent walls. The presiding deity of the temple is Kailasanathar which is present in the form of a Shiv Linga in the main shrine. There is a separate shrine for the Goddess of the temple, Sugunda Kundalambikai. There is another shrine which is very important in this temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan. Apart from that, this temple also houses the usual idols such as Ganesha, Murugan with Valli and Devasena, Nandi in front of main shrine, etc. similar to any other typical Shiva temples of South India.

There is a huge Nandi idol in white stone which can be considered as the highlight of the temple.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:

Site Name: Kailasanathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location: 20 kms from Erode; 55 kms from Salem city, Tamil Nadu state, India; around 370 kms from Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Salem
Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road from Salem/Erode
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Salem; Many resorts and hotels are available in Yercaud
Restaurants: Only few good restaurants are available in Tiruchengoe; You need to travel either to Salem or Erode for good restaurants

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