Kalahastheeswarar Keelamangalam

Kalahastheeswarar, Keelamangalam

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Kalahastheeswarar, facing east


Gnanambikai, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Murugan, Dakshinamurthy, Gnana Bhairava

Kalahastheeswarar Keelamangalam is a small east facing temple with an entrance gate in the east and one in the south. A single prakaram houses all the shrines and the sanctum sanctorum. The Gnana Bhairavar here is considered important. Another important aspect is the presence of Ashta (eight) Dakshinamurthy idols here in different directions. They are Gnana Dakshinamurthy (east), Yoga Pattabhitrama Dakshinamurthy (northeast), Sakthi Dakshinamurthy (southeast), Yoga Dakshinamurthy (south), Guru Dakshinamurthy (southwest), Medha Dakshinamurthy (west), Aasina Dakshinamurthy (northwest), Sreevara Dakshinamurthy (north). There is a small and beautiful temple tank in front of the gate in the east. The temple is set amidst beautiful green fields.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kalahastheeswarar Keelamangalam is said to be an old temple, but the present temple is completely new construction. No historical information is available as of now.


No information


Kalahastheeswarar Keelamangalam is 30 kilometers east of Kayathar via Pasuvandhanai. Kalahastheeswarar Keelamangalam is about 10 kilometers northwest of Ottapidaram and can be reached by taking a left at about 6 kilometers at a small village called Keelamudiman on the road to Pasuvandhanai.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest are Thoothukudi (38 kms) and Tirunelveli (43 kms).

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