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
Kailasanathar Temple, Cheran Mahadevi ( Chandran ).The Second Nava Kailasam is in Cheranmahadevi. It is 22km from Tirunelveli presiding deity of the temple is Sri Ammainathar alias Kailasanathar and Goddess Aawoodainayaki The Lord here is called Kailasanathar or Ammai Nathar and the Ambal is Avudai Nayaki or Oppilla This temple is associated with Moon.
It is also located on the bank of river Tamirabarani.. Swayambu Lingam known as Ammai nathar, Kailasanathar and his consort Avudai Nayaki or Oppilla Nayagi Amman Teertham (Holy water) is River Thamirabarani and the place is considered as Thingal Sthalam (Moon). Other deities in the temple are Vinayakar, Subramanyar, Viswanadhar, Natarajar, Nalwar, Karikal ammaiar, Nava kanniar and Navagraham. Romesa Munivar had darshan of Lord Siva here and was blessed.POOJA TIMING - Morning Pooja Time : 7.00 A.M - 10.00 P.M // Evening Pooja Time : 5.00 P.M - 6.00 P.M
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