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Kailasanathar temple, Thingalur - Chandran Sthalam | TamilNadu, Thanjavur

Kailasanathar temple in the village of Thingaloor is the temple dedicated to the holiness Lord Shiva. Equally important here is the shrine of Lord Chandra or moon, the graha which represents the mind, its emotions and imagination. The temple is believed to have built by Pallava King Rajasimha in the 11th century. Kailasanathar Temple is revered by the hymns of Appar, a seventh-century Shaiva Tamil poet-saint.


The main legend connected with the Kailasanathar temple revolves around a devotee of Shiva, Appoodi Adikal in the village of Thingaloor. Appoodi Adikal held the Shaivite saint Tirunavukkarasar in high regard and was hosting the saint poet.  During the time, his son bitten by a venomous snake died, but Appoodi Adikal continued his service. Moved by the devotion the Saint prayed to the Lord and restored the boy's life.This Temple is part of th...View more


The Thingaloor Temple is built in the Dravidian architectural style, with a five tiered gopuram over the shrine, adorned with carvings. The sanctum enshrines main deity, the glorious Lingam of Kailasanathan. There is a open courtyard and the pond Chandra theertham near the easter side of the temple. The shrine of Moon or Chandra, one of the Navagrahas has the deity of the Lord, usually covered in white. There are smaller shrines of Murugan, Gajal...View more

Darsan Info

Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM.

Though Lord Shiva is the presiding deity, the temple also has a shrine dedicated to the moon.

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu


Thanjavur is an important centre of religion, art and architecture in South India. The place is an epitome of the great Chola architecture. Tanjore painting unique to the place is very popular. It is a major pilgrimage centre and tourist destination

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Thingaloor, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 612204
+91 4362262499

Devotees can reach Kailasanathar temple, Thingalur -
By rail : Kumbakonam is the nearest railway station and is well connected to other parts of the state. Buses are available from Kumbakonam to Thingaloor.                                                             
By air : Trichirapally is the nearest airport to reach Thingaloor.                                                         
By road : Thanjavur and Kumbakonam have regular buses to and from Thingaloor.

Additional Info

  1. Accomodation available at Thingalur :
    Ala resort +91 4362260430+91 4362260430
    Tanjore Hi Hotel +91 4362252111+91 4362252111
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Temple Rituals

Mondays and full moon days are special days of worship here at Kailasanathar temple, Thingalur .
During the months of Puratasi (September - October) and Panguni (March - April), the rays of the moon fall on the Shiva Lingam.

Regular Offerings

Raw rice mixed with jaggery, white arali flowers, white cloth

Special rituals

Anna Prasadam, the first feeding of rice to a child is conducted here at the Thingaloor Temple.

famous Festivals

March - Maha Sivarathri (Feb/March)
April - Panguni Uthiram(March/April)
November - Trikarthikai (Nov/Dec)
December - Thiruvathira

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