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Sri Kailasanathar Temple


The Kailasanathar temple is located in Karukudi, Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is Kailasanathar and Amman (Thayar) is Karunakaravalli. This temple is a Star Temple Koil.

About The Temple

The temple was rebuilt by a chieftain named Valvil Ori ruling Kollimalai. In 1266, King Veera Ramanathan donated adequate lands for the maintenance of Pujas in the temple. Another king Rama Chakravarthi donated more lands to the temple in the year 1541 and 1619. Noted temples of Gunaseelam, Thottiyam, Tiru Engoimalai, Uthamarkoil and Tirunarayanapuram are near this temple. It is believed that Karukudi is next only to Kasi and that Asoka star is circling under the land here. Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi granted darshan to all the 27 star deities in this temple. Yet Star Revathi continued to worship here imagining the great mercy of the divine parents, according to some stories. Those named Revathi or belonging to Revathi star are advised to avail all possible times to worship in this temple for betterment or at least on their annual star day and offer to Lord and Mother 27 numbers of any auspicious article as 27 Mangal Sutras, 27 blouse bits or 27 food packets and distribute them to the devotees visiting the temple to realize their wishes in life. They are also advised to perform milk abishek to Lord before 12 minutes of the beginning of Aswini star following the end of Revathi star.

About the Deity

The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called Sri Kailasanathar. His consort is known as Goddess Karunakaravalli.

Legend and Stories

Legend goes that the Moon married the deity of the last star Revathi. They wanted to have a darshan of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi. Mother was so merciful and granted darshan to them with Lord. They are seven in number. Legend has it that these clouds worship in the temple on Revathi star days. It is believed that any special puja performed to Varuna the God of Rains on a Sunday combined with Tiruvadhirai star or on Revathi star would bring sufficient rains both for general consumption and for irrigation needs without scarcity. This is a special temple for farmers.




Besides those born under the Revathi star, people who face illnesses due to water related problems, vision and prolonged diseases perform special archanas to Lord.


It is the common belief that people of all stars will be relieved of their sins if they circumambulate in the temple and also perform milk abishek to the Lord to succeed in their efforts.

Nearby Place To Visit

Malaikottai Uchipillayar Temple
Adhimooleswarar Temple
Paraithurainathar Temple
Mattrurai Varadeswarar Temple
Nallandavar Temple
Aamra Vaneswarar Temple


The visitor has to reach Musiri 40 km from Tiruchi and proceed to Thatha Iyengarpet through other buses, (21 km). Karukudi is 5 km from here. Autos are available. The nearest railways are in Kulithalai and the nearest airport is in Trichy.

Temple Address

Sri Kailasanathar Temple,
Karukudi Near, Thatha Iyengarpettai,
Musiri Taluk, Trichy district, Pincode – 621 210.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To get relief from Doshams
  • To get relief from water related problems
  • To get relief from vision problems
  • To get relief from prolonged diseases
  • For general well-being of people born under Revathi star

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.


The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m

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