is the honorific name for
Temple in Tail Nadu; so used for, the -following.
This renowned shrine was materialised by Lord Viswanatha Himself by
directing to a pious Pandyan King, in a dream Parakrama by name to
build a temple here in this holy spot. Deeming the direction a
unique fortune showered on him unsought for, the king forthwith
started construction, befitting his royalty and the divinity of the
Lord. On completion, he installed a linga and named it Kasi
Viswanathar, and another icon for Lokambikai, the local name for
Mother Parvathi, in a separate shrine. It is believed that the
Ganges water flowed into the temple Pushkarini at the bidding of
Siva Himself. That is local belief current, and visitors bath in it
before offering worship.
struck the beautifully sculptured tall nine storyed tower some two
years back, but renovation programme restored it to former glory
along with some other additions, like the idol of Balasubrahmanya to
the sacred shrine. Prayer rituals are performed with Agamic rules.
It is one of the great pilgrimage centres in the down South luring a
steady influx of bhaktas throughout the year.
lies near Tirunelveli, the district Head (quarter town to Tamil Nadu
and commands all transport facilities.