Kasi Viswanathar Kanyakumari

Kasi Viswanathar, Kanyakumari

Saivite Temples, Kanyakumari District


Kasi Viswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Ayyappa, Muruga with consorts, Dakshinamurthy

Kasi Viswanathar, Kanyakumari is an east-facing temple with a large temple tank in front. The temple has a large courtyard in front which extends around the outer Prakaram. In this Prakaram is a separate south-facing shrine for Dakshinamurthy. The inner Prakaram is entered through a door. This Prakaram has a well and houses the sanctum sanctorum. The main deity is a small lingam and the goddess is a 4 feet tall idol. There is a Mukha Mandapam, a common Maha Mandapam for main deity and goddess, and an Ardha Mandapam. The campus has lots of trees and presents a beautiful picture.

Holy Water – Chakra Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kasi Viswanathar Kanyakumari is an old temple, probably as old as the nearby Guhanadeswarar Temple, but historical information is not available as of now.


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Kasi Viswanathar Kanyakumari is near the main road in Kanyakumari and on the north side of the Railway Station.

Stay and Food

Kanyakumari being an important tourist spot has several restaurants, hotels, and resorts.

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