Kasi Viswanathar Vasaputhur

Kasi Viswanathar, Vasaputhur

Saivite Temples, Cuddalore District


Kasi Viswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Rettai Pillayar, Muruga with consorts, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Durga, Chandikeswara, Sidhdhars, Navagraha, Naagar

Kasi Viswanathar Vasaputhur is a small east facing temple without any compound wall. The lingam is small.  This temple is considered a Sidhdhar Peedam (where a Sidhdhar has attained samadhi). The Naagar is in a separate shrine under a Neem tree as are the Navagrahas. Remnants of a temple tank is seen, but not very sure.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kasi Viswanathar Vasaputhur is ancient belonging to the Chola period, but the constructions are all recent.


People consider that a visit to the Chidambaram temple is not complete without visiting Kasi Viswanathar Vasaputhur temple.


Kasi Viswanathar Vasaputhur is about 6 kilometers east of Chidambaram. Take the road via the Outpatient department of the medical college and take a right after Kumaramangalam. A few turns will take you to the temple. Not always open, morning 8-10 and evening 6-7 is suggested.

Stay and Food

None locally. Chidambaram is the closest option for stay and food.

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