Kodaganallur Nava Kailasam

The Nava Kailasam Temples are Navagraha Temples where Lord Shiva itself is considered the particular Graham or planet. All the Temples are situated on the banks of the river Thamirabarani. As per mythology, Sage Agasthya came down South to balance the world when everyone assembled in Kailasam. Lord Pasupathi advised Agasthya to move to South to balance the earth. The rishi obeyed the commands of the Lord.

Sage agasthiyar was doing penance in the podhikai hills. One of his prime disciples was urOmacha munivar. He prayed Lord pashupathi to get liberation. The Lord wanted to bless this to him through his guru agasthiyar. agasthiyar put nine flowers in the river and asked uromacha munivar to install a shiva lingam as kailasha nathar, wherever the flowers dock on the bank and finally bathe and worship the Lord in the place where the river joins the ocean, by doing so he would get what he wished.

Adhering to his guru's words, munivar worshipped the Stain-thraoted Lord in the nine places where the nine flowers stopped in the form of shiva lingam and finally bathed in the place where thamiraparani joined the ocean and got liberated. These nine abodes are called Nava Kayilayam

Kailasanadhar Temple, Kodaganallur ( Sevai ) The Third Nava Kailasam temple is in Kodaganallur. This is around 14 Kms from Tirunelveli.The name of the place was associated with the mythological snake Karkodagan , Presiding deity is Kailasanathar and Goddess Sivakamiammai.

LEGEND- There was a king who was cursed by a Rishi Kumara to be bitten by a serpent. Karkodagan did the job and later as advised by Vishnu, came to this Kshetra to get himself rid of the dosha associated with the killing. He prayed to Lord Kailasanathar and got relief.

POOJA TIMING - Morning Pooja Time : 6.00 A.M - 12.00 P. // Evening Pooja Time : 5.00 P.M - 7.00 P.M