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Cheranmahadevi Kailasanathar Temple in Tirunelveli - Second Nava Kailasam Temple

Cheranmahadevi Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Cheranmahadevi in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Chandra, or the moon god, among the Navagrahas. The shrine is around 20 km from Tirunelveli town. This is the second among the nine Nava Kailasam temples. The shrine is located on the right bank of Tamirabarani River. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is believed to have been installed by Sage Romasa. Legend has it that two sisters worshiped the original Swayambhu Shivling in the temple. The two sisters wanted to build a temple for the Shivling. They started saving money for the purpose. Shiva one day decided to test their devotion. He came in the disguise of a Shiva Bhakta and demanded food. The two sisters readily agreed to feed him. But the Shiva Bhakta was not ready to eat in dark. He demanded some form of light. The sisters were poor and they had no ligh