Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple
It is 20km km from Thoothukudi on the way to Tiruchendur near Athoor and Ponnakayal. Presiding deity is Kailasanathar Goddess Sivakami Ammai. City bus available from Thoothukudi Old bus stand.
During the Shiva-Parvathi wedding in Mount Kailash, due to the huge gathering of sages to attend the divine event, north went down in level and south rose up equally. To balance the earth level, Sage Agasthya came to south. His first disciple, Sage Romasa had a desire to install Shivalingas in this place. As suggested by his Guru Agasthya, he let nine lotus flowers flow in Tambirabarani and installed Shivalingas at each place when a flower touched the bank. The last and the ninth flower reached this place – Serndhapoomangalam.
Greatness Of Temple
The idol of Kubera on an elephant is sculpted on the Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum with his two consorts – Sanganidhi and Padmanidhi. This is the only temple with Kubera the Lord of Wealth in this posture. Lord Kailasa Nathar graces from the sanctum sanctorum with Shukra-Venus characteristics. Mother Azhagia Ponnammai is facing south. Devotees believe that worshipping Kubera would bring them prosperity. Those not having an advantageous aspect of Shukra in their horoscopes, pray to Shukra in the manner mentioned above (see prayer commitment).
Papanasam is the first of the Nava Kailash Temples. Tambirabarani River begins its flow from the Pothigai hills here and confluences with Punnakayal sea face in this place. On the new moon days in the months of Aadi and Thai – July-August and January-February respectively, special pujas are dedicated to Lord Kailasanathar.
Morning Pooja Time : 7.00 A.M - 9.30 A.M
Evening Pooja Time : 5.30 P.M - 7.30 P.M
New Moon days in the month of Aadi-July-August and Thai-January February
monthly pradoshams and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the days of special pujas and festivals in the temple