Revathi – Sri Kailasanathar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Kailasanathar temple

Period of origin

Before 1000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Kailasanathar

Ambal: Karunakaravalli

Star: Revathi


You are a sincere, straightforward and open-minded individual. Thought quick to anger, you do not conceal your true self from others. Since you have confidence in your abilities, you should be encouraged to stick by your convictions. You are fully competent to judge yourself and others. Your decisions are normally slow and deliberate. You may be a little cold toward other since you are basically an extremely independent individual. Your love relationships will be decidedly turbulent. You may have to endure a separation or a divorce before learn finally learn to accept your mate. Take ample care of your heart and stomach.


Your childhood is comfortable and generally devoid of problems. Even in adult-hood you will not face many difficulties. You will not suffer from want as others do. Problem may appear and disappear without any real intervention on your part. You will be admired by many men. You have a nice figure and a good constitution. You love romance, and you enjoy affection. Once you find the man you love, you will expend all your romantic energies on him. You are gentle, sincere and pleasant. You do have a very independent streak in your nature. You do not like anyone to question your motives or your integrity. You will move away from the place where you were born. Your husband and children will love you and need you. Go to the doctor regularly and take good care of your health.


According to some history, the temple was rebuilt by a chieftain named Valvil Ori ruling Kollimalai noted for his charitable character.  In the year 1266, Karnataka king Veera Ramanathan donated adequate lands for the maintenance of Pujas in the temple.  Another king Rama Chakravarthi donated more lands to the temple in the year 1541 and 1619. Noted temples of Gunaseelam, Thottiyam, Tiru Engoimalai, Uthamarkoil and Tirunarayanapuram are near this temple. It is believed that Karukudi is next only to Kasi and that Asoka star is circling under the land here.  As the temple is a little away from the place, visitors are advised to inform the priest in advance.

Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi had granted darshan to all the 27 star deities in this temple.  Yet Star Revathi continued to worship here imagining the great mercy of the divine parents, according to some stories.  Those named Revathi or belonging to Revathi star are advised to avail all possible times to worship in this temple for betterment or at least on their annual star day and offer to Lord and Mother 27 numbers of any auspicious article as 27 Mangal Sutras,  27 blouse bits or 27 food packets and distribute them to the devotees visiting the temple to realize their wishes in life.  They are also advised to perform milk abishek to Lord before 12 minutes of the beginning of Aswini star following the end of Revathi star.

Planet Moon married the deity of the last star Revathi.  (Of the 27 stars Aswini is the first and Revathi is the last).  They wanted to have the darshan of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi.  Mother was so merciful and granted darshan to them with Lord.  Lord is called Kailasanathar and Mother Karunakaravalli.  Kar in Tamil means rain clouds.  They are 7 in numbers.  It is said that these clouds worship in the temple on Revathi star days.  It is believed that any special puja performed to Varuna the God of Rains on a Sunday combined with Tiruvadhirai star or on Revathi star would bring sufficient rains both for general consumption and for irrigation needs without scarcity.  This is a special temple for farmers.


The visitor has to reach Musiri 40 km from Tiruchi and proceed to Thatha Iyengarpet through other buses, (21 km). Karukudi is 5 km from here. Autos are available.

Temple Timings:

6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

+91 97518 94339, 80568 84282

Temple Address:

Sri Kailasanathar Temple,

Karukudi – 621 210.

Near, Thatha Iyengarpettai,

Musiri Taluk,

Trichy district.


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