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Kodaganallur Kailasanathar Temple in Tirunelveli - Third Nava Kailasam Shiva Temple

Kodaganallur Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located near Nadukallur village in Tirunelveli Distrct, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Sevvai, or Mars (chevvai or Mangal), among the Navgrahas. The shrine is around 15 km from Tirunelveli town on the way to Cheranmahadevi.

This is the third among the nine Nava Kailasam temples.

Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Kailasanathar. Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped as Sri Sivakami Amman.

Subsidiary deities worshipped in the shrine are Anantha Gowri, Ganesha, Nataraja form Shiva etc.
Legend has it that serpent Karkodaka got relief from a curse after offering prayers. Hence the name Kodaganallur.

Unique Offering To Nandi

A unique offering here is making a garland using yellow thread and 58 turmeric pieces and offering it to Nandi in the shrine. This is performed for early marriage. The garland is tied on Nandi by both men and women.

The Temple

This is a small shrine and does not boast of any great architecture. The walls of the shrine are adorned with paintings of Hindu gods and goddesses and of stories from Puranas.

Kodaganallur Kailasanathar Temple Timings
Morning Pooja and Darshan Time: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM