Kasi Viswanathar, Thirupattur

Kasi Viswanathar, Thirupattur



Kasi Viswanathar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Valanchuzhi Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Sivalingam, Ichasakthi, Kriyasakthi, Vidyasakthi, Gnanasakthi, Abayasakthi, Kalabhairavar

Kasi Viswanathar, Thirupattur is an ancient temple supposedly as old as the nearby Brahmapureeswarar Temple. The temple has 3 tier entrance gopuram in the south. A large tank, Puli Paichi Theertham is present on the east. The Jeevasamadhi of Sage Vyagrapadhar is seen opposite the goddess shrine. There is no Navagraha here as the rays of the sun falls on the lord everyday. The moonlight also falls on the lord here and full moon day is auspicious.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Pulipaichi Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


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Vyagrapadhar, who had feet of a tiger, was said to have lived here for some time tending to the lord. Once during a drought when he could not get water to bath the Lingam he asked Indra on his white elephant, who used to pass overhead with water from Mount Kailash everyday for the lord at Thiruvanaikaval to spare some. This was refused and the sage in anger dug the ground with his clawed feet to bring forth the Theertham of Ganges here – Pulipaichi Theertham. When Indra and his mount reached Thiruvanaikaval late after this episode the lord asked for the reason. When appraised he immediately directed them to provide the water to the sage which was duly rejected by him now. The elephant then performed the ablution to the deity itself. This scene is depicted in the Gopuram.


Kasi Viswanathar, Thirupattur is a kilometers north of the famous Brahmapureeswarar Temple at Thirupattur.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops, closest is Thiruchirapalli.

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