Monday Jun 17, 2024

Karisulndamangalam Kalahasteeswarar Temple – Thirunelveli


Karisulndamangalam Kalahasteeswarar Temple – Thirunelveli

Karisulndamangalam, Thirunelveli district,

Tamil Nadu – 627453




The Kalahasteeswarar Temple is a prominent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in the Karisulndamangalam Village near Cheranmahadevi, Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.

Puranic Significance 

  • The temple is believed to have a history of more than 1500 years.
  • The temple’s origin is associated with the great sage Durvasa, who, after a celestial incident involving goddess Saraswathi, came to Earth, bathed in holy rivers, and reached Kalahasthi.
  • In Kalahasthi, Lord Easwara (Shiva) blessed Durvasa with a sacred “Linga” and instructed him to establish it at the spot where flowers offered for a divine ritual fell.
  • Following the divine instructions, Durvasa established the Linga at the designated location, and both Lord Easwara and Devi appeared before him.
  • Durvasa conducted daily rituals for a year, which led to the recovery of his lost penance, after which he returned to Sathya Lokam (celestial abode).


  • The Kalahasteeswarar Temple is considered a “Rahu and Kethu Parihara Sthalam,” which means it is a sacred place where devotees come to seek relief from malefic effects associated with Rahu and Ketu, two of the nine celestial bodies in Vedic astrology.


  • Swathi Nakshathra Varushabishegam: This special abhishekam (ritual bathing of the deity) is performed under the auspices of the Swati Nakshatram (a particular lunar mansion).
  • Shivarathri: The festival of Shivarathri is celebrated with great devotion, involving four Kaala Poojas (rituals) during the month of Masi.
  • Monthly Pradosham Poojas: Pradosham is a significant day dedicated to Lord Shiva, and monthly Pradosham Poojas are performed in this temple.


1000 Years old

Nearest Bus Station


Nearest Railway Station

Cheranmahadevi and Veeravanallur

Nearest Airport

Madurai, Thoothukudi and Thiruvananthapuram.

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