About Sri Sivasailanathar Paramakalyani Temple - Sivasa
Sri Sivasailanathar Paramakalyani Temple is a 500 year old Saivaite temple arranged on the banks of River Gadana at Sivasailam in Tamilnadu. Prominently called as Sivasailam Temple, this is one of the celebrated Shiva temples close Tirunelveli. The sanctuary is immense with numerous mandapams and cut columns.
The rule gopuram has five stories and is decorated with ious statues. The claim to fame of the temple is the colossal statue of Nandi. Legend says that the Nandi was etched so flawlessly that if sprung up and began to lift off. Consequently, the stone carver needed to stroke it on its back with the goal that it stayed situated.
The characteristic of the stroke can be seen today. Other than Lord Shiva, Vinayakar, Murugan, 63 Nyanmars, Dakshina Moorthy, and Natarjar are alternate divinities in this sanctuary. There is a different place of worship for Goddess Paramakalyani which is arranged alongside the fundamental sanctum.