The Sri Rajapathi Kailasanathar temple, in Tirunelveli is the dwelling place the Lord Shiva. The Temple is one of the 9 Kailasanathar Temple devoted to Lord Shiva.
About the Temple
The spot is named after the royal residence of Pandya lord fitting in with the Chandra tradition – Raja-King, Pathi-Place. The temple was demolished because of the anger of surges. With the strides taken by Shiva aficionados, the new temple was constructed. This is the spot where Ketu was devoted to Lord Shiva – Kailasanathar, henceforth lauded as Kethu Parihara Sthala. The primary puja for the sanctification of Rajapathi Kailasanathar temple started on the day when the Raja Gopuram of the Kalahasthi temple was harmed. Subsequently, this spot and temple is viewed as Then Kalahasti – Kalahasthi of South. This temple is adulated equivalent in notoriety to the Kethu Sthala in Keel Perum Pallam temple in Nagapattinam locale. Alongside Aadhi Kailasanathar, Lord Kailasa Nathar and Soundarya Nayaki favor devotees from this heavenly soil. Sage Romasa, the clench hand devotee of Sage Agasthya looked for proposal from his Guru for achieving aggregate salvation finishing the cycle of births and passings. The Guru prompted the devotee to place 9 blossoms in the Tambirabarani River made by him and worship Lord Shiva at every spot a bloom touched the bank. This devotion would assist him with understanding his wish, said sage Agasthya. Sage Romasa took after his Guru Agasthya's recommendation fastidiously. The last bloom touched the stream's banks in Rajapathy. Sage was devoted Lord Shiva here and understood his wish. The spot is named after the royal residence of Pandya ruler fitting in with the Chandra administration – Raja-King, Pathi-Place. The temple was demolished because of the rage of surges. With the strides taken by Shiva devotees, the new temple was constructed. Among the Nava (nine) Kailash Sthalas, this fits in with planet Ketu
About the Deity
Lord Shiva is as Kailasanathar Shiv Ling in this temple. The Temple has a somewhat greater Shiva Linga named as Kailasanathar. There are four wheel figures on all sides of the Linga.
Legend and Stories
Sage Romasa, the devotee of Sage Agasthya looked for proposal from his Guru for achieving aggregate salvation finishing the cycle of births and passings. The Guru exhorted the devotee to place 9 blossoms in the Tambirabarani River made by him and worship Lord Shiva at every spot a bloom touched the bank. This devotion would assist him with understanding his wish, said sage Agasthya. Sage Romasa took after his Guru Agasthya's recommendation carefully. The last blossom touched the waterway's banks in Rajapathy. Sage venerated Lord Shiva here and understood his wish.
This is the spot where Ketu adored Lord Shiva – Kailasanathar, subsequently adulated as Kethu Parihara Sthala. It is said that Ragu rules 7 years in a man's life. It is prompted that the individual under this period worship Lord in this temple amid this period.
Devotees pray here for good ranch yields, wellbeing, kid bon, strength of cows, openings for work and advancement in exchange and offer different homestead produces as their request to Lord responsibility to Lord and Mother. On Pradosha days, they offer different puja materials and organic products.
Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Shivrathri in February-March; monthly Pradoshams and first day of each Tamil month are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prasad & Offering
Lord Shiva represents the wisdom character attributed to serpent planet Ketu. Those facing adverse aspects of this planet and aspiring wise children pray to Lord Kailasanathar. People also pray here for profitable farm yields, health of cattle, removal of obstacles in wedding proposals, relief from adverse aspects of serpent planets, job opportunities, child boon, development in trade and education of children.
People offer vastras to Lord in different colours, pulses, farm yields and fruits as their prayer commitment.
Near By Temple
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Kurumbur is 40 km from Tirunelveli on the Tiruchendur road. Rajapathi is 5 km from Kurumbur on the Eral Road. From Sethu Subramaniapuram it is 25 km from Tuticorin on Nazreth Road. Rajapathy is 1 km far from Sethusubramaniapuram. The closest railway station is in Tuticorin, and the nearest airport is in Madurai.
Sri Kailasa Nathar Temple,
Rajapathy – 628 207,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.