Kasiviswanathar, Needamangalam

Kasiviswanathar, Needamangalam

Saivite Temples


Kasiviswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Somaskandar, Ganesha, Muruga, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara, Navagraha, Nataraja, Surya, Saneeswara, Guru, Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi, Ishta Devathas

Kasiviswanathar, Needamangalam is an ancient temple dating back to the Chola period. A small 3 tier Rajagopuram can be seen on the south and another entrance is on the east. A large Mahamantapa, Madapalli and Yagashala are also present.

Holy Water (Theertham) –Vennar River and the temple well

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos), Paneer (Guettarda speciosa)


Gokamukeeswarar, Needamangalam dates back to the Chola Period.


King Prathapasimha of Thanjavur in his quest for progeny constructed many Vishnu temples yet his wishwas not granted. he was advised by a minister to raise a temple for Lord Shiva and the location was suggested by a sage who had come from Kashi. The sage blessed the king to receive all the benefits of visiting Kasi here itself. Subsequently the king had a child.


Kasiviswanathar, Needamangalam is about 20 kilometers south of Kumbakonam and is on the Othakudi road not far from the railway station.

Stay and Food

Tea and good snack shops available locally. Closest for stay is Kumbakonam.

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