Kailasanathar Ealur

Kailasanathar, Ealur

Saivite Temples - Namakkal District


Kailasanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Vinayaka, Naagar, Pancha Bhootha Lingams, Muruga, Bhairava, Navagraha, Saneeswara, Chandran. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Kailasanathar Ealur is an east-facing temple with a Stone Dwajasthambam and an entrance gate on the east side. A small single Prakaram houses all the shrines and the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. A common mandapam provides entrance to the east-facing sanctum and the south-facing shrine of the goddess. The main deity is a large 5 feet tall Lingam. Kailasanathar Ealur has been painted up recently, looks nice, and is well maintained. This is a Vaippu Sthalam finding mention in the Thirumurai Hymns. The original name of the main deity was Theneeswarar and the goddess was called Thenugambikai.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Kailasanathar Ealur is an ancient temple mentioned in the Thevaram Hymns (6-70-5) of Thirunavukkarasar (7th Century CE). Saint Arunagirinadar (15th Century CE) has sung the praise of Lord Muruga here at Kailasanathar Ealur in his Thirupugazh Hymns. The original temple was destroyed largely during invasions and a new temple was built up.


This place, Ealur was considered as the main one among 7 villages (Aezhu – seven, oor – village), in the ancient days. These included present-day Perumbalapatti, Perumal Goundanpatti, Vandipalayam, Veppampatti, Pudupatti, Kannanpatti, and this village.


Kailasanathar Ealur is about 20 kilometers southwest of Rasipuram and northwest of Namakkal. Desikanadhar Ealur is in the road going from the national highway towards Periamanalai from Kalangani in between Rasipuram and Namakkal.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Salem or Namakkal depending on your travel plans.

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