Nileshwar Overview

Ranked 12 of 33 sightseeing in Kasargod

Nileshwar once served as the seat of the Nileshwar Rajas of the Kolathiri family. It derives its name from Nilakanta Eshwara. The region is associated with the war between the Nileshwar Rajas and the Bednore Nayaks. Nileshwar is also known as the cultural centre of the Kasargod District.

There are many Kavus (shrines) around Nileshwar and the most important among them is the Mannan Purathu Kavu, where the finale of the main temple festival takes place. The Porattu of Anjoottambalam Veerarkavu is also popular among devotees. Porattu is a satirical depiction of everyday life.
 

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A temple located on the National Highway

Nileswaram is situated on the National Highway "17" just 4 Km south to Kanhangad town. Nileswaram is an abbreviation Neelakandeswarar related to Lord Neelakantha (Lord Siva). Another view is that the place named after Sage Neela who installed the idol of Eswara (God). Legend says that Lord Parasurama constructed the temple to facilitate Sage Neela to consecrate the idol. Shiva is the principal deity of the temple. A tall Shiva Lingam at a height of 270 cm facing East is installed in the temple. Lord Ganapathy, Lord Maha Vishnu and Lord Sastha are the other deities. Eight day long festival in Kumbham (February-March) is the important festival. Of these, Pallivetta and Arat are very important.

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  • A temple located on the National Highway
  • A temple located on the National Highway
  • A temple located on the National Highway
  • A temple located on the National Highway
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Nileshwar, Kasargod

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Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple, Nileshwaram
Nileshwar, Kasargod

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Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple, Nileshwaram
Nileshwar, Kasargod

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Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple, Nileshwaram
Nileshwar, Kasargod

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Thaliyil Neelakandeshwar Temple, Nileshwaram