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Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur

The Kailasanathar Temple is a religious place of worship for the Hindus and is located in the Thingalur village of the state of Tamil Nadu. The main deity at the temple is Lord Shiva who is worshipped here in the form of Kailasanthar. There is also another shrine within the temple premises that is dedicated to Lord Chandra or the Moon God.

Interestingly, moon is called 'Thingal' in Tamil language. Perhaps, this is from where the place draws its name. The temple has been built in the typical Tamilian style of architecture with a rajagopuram that is 5-tiered and has two parkarmas running around it. The temple has been revered in many pieces of Tamilian literature including in the verses sung by Appar.

However, Appar doesn’t mention the deity in his verses so the place cannot be categorized as a Padal petra stalam. The temple is a must visit among the Hindu pilgrims and each year thousands of devotees come to the temple to pray to Lord Shiva and to seek blessings of the Moon God and have the harmful effects of the moon on their birth chart nullified. 

Kailasanathar Temple Photos