November 8, 2016

Trichy Kailasanathar Temple

Site Name: Kailasanathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Big Bazaar, Trichy city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A famous temple in Trichy
Nearest Railway Station: Trichy
Nearest Airport: Trichy
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options across the city; this is one of the important cities in South India 
Restaurants: All varieties of restaurants across the city

Trichy is one of the most important cities of Tamil Nadu state in South India. When it comes to Trichy, everyone would think or talk mainly about the Rock Fort. However, Trichy city has few other important but not so popular temples. In this article, we are going to discuss about one such temple, which is called as Kailasanathar Temple.

Kailasanathar Temple is located in the busy Big Bazaar Street in Trichy. The sanctum as well as the shrine of the Goddess face east, the same direction. 

The sanctum enshrines small Shiv Linga called as Kailasanathar. Adjacent to the sanctum, the shrine of the Goddess Kamalambikai is located.

The idols of Surya, Bhairav and Hanuman are also located in this small temple. 

Among Navagraha, Surya alone is found with his consorts; all eight planets are found facing towards him. Only the temples in Trichy and Thanjavur regions have this sort of Navagraha. In the other regions, each planet is facing in his own direction and not everyone faces Surya.

Only Dakshinamurti and Durga are found as the niche images. Chandikeshwara is found in his usual location.

The sub-shrines of Ganesh and Subramanya-Valli-Devasena are also located in this temple.

Happy travelling. 



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