Right in the middle of a quaint village nestles a centuries-old temple; that will amaze you with its architectural brilliance and intricate carvings. As you walk in, get greeted by Vedic chants that will take you to a world of inexplicable divinity. The Kashi Vishwanathaswamy Temple in Kalpathi is indeed a destination of many emotions. Visit, and be blessed.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, the Kalpathy Temple has a rich history dating back to the 15th century. The principal deity in the temple is Sri Viswanathaswamy. Eighteen steps from the eastern Gopuram take you down to the temple. Two banyan trees spread shade and freshness on the right side of the temple. Consecrated beneath the first banyan tree are the Serpent Gods [nagaprathishta].
The flagstaff (Kodimaram) erected in front of the temple greets you to the premises. The Gnana Nandikeswarar rests in its front, facing Sri Viswanathaswamy. The Sri Viswanathaswamy idol faces the east and is located close to this Sri Visalakshi facing south. Nandikeswarar appears in three forms inside the temple, symbolising Aathmathathwam, Vidyathathwam and Sivathathwam.
One of the most noted events that are associated with the temple is the Kalpathy Ratholsavam, the annual chariot festival.