Kasi Viswanathar Watrap

Kasi Viswanathar, Watrap

Saivite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Viswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Naalvar, Vinayaka, Neelakandeswarar, Poornathri Ambal, Arumugan, Subramanya with consorts, Navagraha, Bhairava, Chandran. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Durga, Chandikeswara

Kasi Viswanathar Watrap is an east-facing temple situated in a single Prakaram. The entrance is through a gateway mandapam in the east. The Prakaram is spacious and well maintained. The main deity faces east from his sanctum sanctorum. A large Nandi faces him. The goddess is facing south from her shrine with another large Nandi facing her. Both have separate Flagstaffs. A common Maha Mandapam is present for the main deity and goddess. There is an Ardha Mandapam before the sanctum of the main deity. Outside is a beautiful Nandavana (Garden) and a large Peepal tree with Naagar installation underneath. The Arjuna River flows south of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Arjuna River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kasi Viswanathar Watrap is an old temple as is evident from the architecture. Historical information is not available as of now. The village used to be called Vatradha Iruppu (the river that never dries) probably referring to the Arjuna River that comes down from the hills on the west. The name was changed to Watrap by the Britishers.


No information


Kasi Viswanathar Watrap is 20 kilometers north of Srivilliputhur. Take the highway going to Madurai and take a left towards the northwest at Krishnankovil Village to reach Kasi Viswanathar Watrap.

Stay and Food

None locally. Srivilliputhur has a few restaurants and hotels for stay. Hotel Kathiravan in Srivilliputhur serves good food.

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