Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Melakondathur Kailasanathar Shiva Temple, Mayiladuthurai


Melakondathur Kailasanathar Shiva Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Mayiladuthurai Circle,

Mayiladuthurai District,

Tamil Nadu – 609117.




                            Melakondathur Kailasanthar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Located in the Melakondathur village, Mayiladuthurai circle, Mayiladuthurai district, Tamil Nadu. Kondathur is a small Village, also known as Melakondathur. The Presiding deity is called as Kailasanathar. The temple is situated on a large plateau. There are residential areas all around, but only the temple remains in ruins. Only the Lord’s sanctum sanctorum and Ambigai’s sanctum sanctorum remain, and the brick pillared portions of the front hall remain standing. Recently, the temple surroundings are exposed.

Puranic Significance 

The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old. Inside the sanctum, the range of bat remains as an ancient temple. Strips of light seeping out between the cracks of the sanctum, the smell of burnt-out flames of the lamps, the smell of the floral composition of the fruit cloths dried on the vine, and even though the high sun is peeling the skin of the back, Rishabha Devar is standing in front of the Lord with a smile. Lord- The name of Lord Kailasanathar may be Kamakshi. With its beautiful square shape, it has a wonderful majesty even after a thousand years. Ambik is also a beauty that matches him. He has Akshara garland and lotus in his hand. Sculptures speak in black stone, walls speak in brick. Sandesar is sitting with a faint smile even though he is deep in meditation with his eyes closed. The majestic large Ganesha at the gate of the sanctum sanctorum may have been in the southern shrine. This Vishnu, standing with conch wheels in his hand, is the same as the sculpture in the Tirumalika passage on the west.


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