Kasi Viswanathar Kooniyar

Kasi Viswanathar, Kooniyar

Saivite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Kasi Viswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Kanni Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Naagar, Bhairava, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Kasi Viswanathar Kooniyar is a small temple situated on the banks of a Canal, called the Kannadian Canal. The temple faces east and has an entrance gate in the south. A nicely carved bathing Mantapa is seen in the Canal behind the temple. At the east are a large number of Naagar idols installed alongside a well. Behind the temple number of Naagar idols have been piled.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


The history of  Kasi Viswanathar Kooniyar is not available. The Kannada canal flowing outside is named after a doctor of traditional medicine from Karnataka who is said to have cured the local King’s daughter. The money he received from the King was used for several good deeds including the creation of this Canal which has helped agriculture in the areas greatly.


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Kasi Viswanathar Kooniyar is 2 kilometers west of Cheranmahadevi, off the Ambasamudram Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Cheran Mahadevi has a few snack shops. Closest for food and stay are Tirunelveli or Ambasamudram depending on your travel plan.

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