Kailasanadar Kuttithottam

Kailasanadar, Kuttithottam

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Kailasanadar, facing east


Azhagiyaponnambigai, facing south

Other Deities

Sapthamadar, Vinayaka, Bhairava, Kaliamman

Kailasanadar Kuttithottam is a small east-facing temple that has been renovated recently and is beautifully maintained. A single Prakaram houses the shrines and the Sanctum Sanctorum. This was revered as the 8th Nava Kailasam by some devotees during the time when the Rajapathi temple was washed away by floods in the Tamiraparani River.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kailasanadar Kuttithottam is an ancient temple as is evident from the numerous inscriptions found here around the sanctum sanctorum walls. The details of these inscriptions are not available as of now. The officiating priest said that the temple dates back to 800 CE. The temple was in a dilapidated state and was renovated in recent times.


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Kailasanadar Kuttithottam is about 35 kilometers from Tirunelveli and 20 kilometers before Tiruchendur in the road connecting the 2 towns. Kailasanadar Kuttithottam is 3.5 kilometers after Then Thiruperai on the right side of the road a little inside from the Kuttithottam bus stop.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tiruchendur where there are many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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