Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai

Kailasanadar, Pasuvandhanai

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Kailasanadar, facing east


Anandavalli, facing east

Other Deities

Surya, Adhikara Nandi, 63 Nayanmar, Vinayaka, Shiva Lingam, Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi, Muruga with consorts, Naagar, Sage Agastya, Bhairava, Navagraha, Chandran. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Durga, Chandikeswara. Chandikeswari in Goddess shrine.

Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai is a large east-facing temple with an entrance mandapam in the east. The corridor after the entrance has a large mandapam on the north side. There is a large Mahamandapam which is common to the main deity’s sanctum, goddess shrine, and the shrine of Muruga. Lord Muruga’s shrine is in between Shiva and Parvati sanctums in the Somaskandar formation. The sides and back of the single Prakaram are open. There is a large temple tank behind on the southwest.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai is an ancient temple with some inscriptions around the sanctum walls. These inscriptions belong to 1245 CE during the 7th regnal year of Maravarman Sundara Pandiyan II and mention the land donations made to the temple by a trader called Aalasundara Perumal for its construction. These inscriptions also mention the place as “Mudhukudi Nadu” and “Pasunthalaiyana Pavithra Maanikapuram”.


A cow was found shedding its milk below a Vilwa tree by the cowherd and the Shiva Lingam was discovered when the place was dug by the Local King. He then ordered the construction of the Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai.


Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai is 23 kilometers west of Kayathar. Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai is 35 kilometers northwest of Thoothukudi off the Madurai Highway. Take a left at Eppodumvendran towards the west to reach the Kailasanadar Pasuvandhanai temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Thoothukudi. There are some scattered small restaurants on the highway.

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