Temples around Tirunelveli

Krishnapuram temple

Distance :15 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is an important tourist destination. This temple is an important part of art and architecture of Tamil Nadu.
The Krishnapuram temple is dedicated to Lord Venkatachalapathi. It is filled with sculptural beauties of excellent workmanship. This beautiful structure was built by Krishnappa Nayak (1563-73), a specialist of art.

Ayyanar Sunai

Distance :45 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is located 10 Kms from Tiruchendur. A natural water spring in the desert near Ayyanar Temple attracts local tourists

Navathirupathi

The cluster of 9 Sacred Srivaishnava Temples located near Tiruchendur are known as Navathirupathis. They are 1)Srivaikuntam, 2)Thenthirupperai, 3)Thiru Puliankudi, 4)Thiru Kurugoor, 5)Thiru Kulanthai, 6)Thiru Koloor, 7)Twin Tirupati-1, 8)Twin Tirupati-2.

Nava Kailasam

  • Papanasam - Suryan (Sun) - Mela Kailasam
  • District : Thirunelveli
  • Distance : 45 kms from thirunelveli.
  • Cheran Mahadevi - Thingal (Moon) - Mela Kailasam
  • Distance: 20 kms from thirunelveli
  • Kodaganallur - Chevvai(Mars) - Mela Kailasam
  • Situation: On the way from thirunelvEli to cheran maha dhevi. 1-km south of Nadukkallur
  • Kunnathur - Rahu - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: 7-km from thirunelveli. Near melath thiruvenkadanathapuram.
  • Murappanadu - Guru (Jupitor) - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: 17-km from Thirunelveli. On the route to go to Thuthukkudi
  • Thiruvaikundam - Sani (Saturn) - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: 30km from Thirunelveli. On the route to Thiruchenthur
  • Thenthirupperai - Budan (Mercury) - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: 38km from thirunelveli. On the route to Tiruchendur. Near Azhvarthirunagari.
  • Raajapathy - Kethu - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: On the route to Thiruchendur from Thirunelveli. Near then Thirupperai
  • Saendha Poomangalam - Sukran (Venus) - Keezh kailasam
  • Situation: On the route to punnakkAyal from Thirunelveli. 3-km from AththUr.

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

Distance :65 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga and one of the Arupadaiveedu (six major abodes) of Lord Muruga. It is located in the small town of Thiruchendur in the district of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India. It is 55 km south-east of Tirunelveli, 40 km from Tuticorin and 75 km north-east of Kanyakumari. It is easily accessible either by bus or car. Frequent train services are available to Tiruchendur from the nearest railway junction, Tirunelveli Junction.

Kulesekarapattninam

Distance :70 km from Tirunelveli Junction

the Mutharamman temple is located 20 Kms from Tiruchendur (Thoothukudi Dist) is known for the popular Dasara festival where folk dance artists from all over the state participate in the festival. More than 1500000 devotees gather together and celebrate Navarathiri in this village. This coastal village used to be a port in its earlier days. This place has other two famous temples including Katchiappar temple.

Cheranmadevi

Distance :30 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Eight beautiful shrines can be seen here. The Milagupillayar shrine is the most famous and unique among them. There is a peculiar phenomenon here. When the water level in the village channel drops, pepper paste is plastered over the idol and the water overflows strangely.

Papanasam

Distance :55 km Tirunelveli Junction

This is a famous Siva temple, located at the bottom of the Western Ghats and also very near to the origin of river Thamirabarani. The Chitthirai Vishu festival is celebrated every year here in the month of April. Another festival Adi Amavasai is celebrated in July. It is also a good picnic spot.

Kadayam

Distance :55 km Tirunelveli Junction

Kadaym is located in Ambasamudram Taluka, on the shores of the Jambunathi River and Ramanathi River. These rivers are the tributaries of the Thamirabarani River. It is popular for its lime orchards, thazhambu flowers and a cottage industry of rose water.

Tenkasi

Distance :65 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Tenkasi means Dakshina Kasi and Varanasi of the south. This temple is dedicated to Viswanatha. The Pandya king Paranthaga Pandiyan after returning from the Benaras constructed this temple. It is situated 53 kms from Tirunelveli and 7 kms from Courtallam. Many beautiful sculptures can be seen in this temple besides a flag staff 400 years old.

Thirumalaipuram

Distance :65 km from Tirunelveli Junction

This place is situated 16 kms from Tenkasi. A rock-cut temple here with Ganesa, Vishnu and dancing Shiva can be seen here. Here, Shiva is seen in a different dance pose i, e, in chatura pose with his right hand thrown in a `Mirgasirsha` attitude. A dwarf near his feet plays the `Chandala Vallaki` instrument. The murals in the ceiling of the temple are badly damaged.

Thirumalaiappan Pozhil

Distance :80 km Tirunelveli Junction

This is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Muruga atop of a hill rock. It is 15 kms from Courtallam.

Kazhugumalai temple

Distance :80 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Kazhugumalai temple is situated 76 kms from Tirunelveli and 24 kms from Sankaran Koil in the state of Tamil Nadu. Here, the shrine is created from a huge rock. The unique feature of this temple is that rather than rising from the foundations, it was chiselled from the top. The local people call this temple by the name `Vettuvar Koil`. The front terrace of the. In the Kazhugumalai temple, Lord Dakshinamurthi is seen in unique pose playing a mirudangam (drum), which cannot be seen anywhere. The `Vishabarana` aspect of Lord Siva holding a Naga is portrayed here. The cobra is shown squirming out of His hold and it looks so lifelike. Jain figures like Tirthankaras, Yakshas and Yakshinis are displayed in a nearby big rock.

Sankaran koil temple

Distance :60 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is situated 56 kms north of Tirunelveli. This Sankara Narayanan temple is very famous here. This temple is a representation of fusion of two faiths Saivism and Vaishnavism as it contains an image combining both the aspects. All the symbols of Siva, deer, cobra, moon etc can be seen bearing on the right half and the left half has all the symbols of Vishnu like Chakra, conch etc. The `Prakarams` of the temple are adorned with many excellent paintings.
During the June-July month, the Goddess Gomathi`s penance called `Adi Thapasu Vizha` and the car festival is celebrated in this temple. Sankarankoil is well connected by road and rail to many important places in the state.

Thirukkurungudi Distance :52 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is located in the Western Ghats about 52 kms south of Tirunelveli. It is one of the 108 divine Vishnu shrines. It is also known as Vamana Kshetram. The temple covers an area of over 18 acres. It is dedicated to Azhagiya Nambi and several sculptures can be seen here. The best of them are those of the images of Varuna, Dakshinamurthi, Vamana, and Gajendra Moksha.

Uvari

Distance :75 km from Tirunelveli Junction

It is a village on the shores of the Bay of Bengal on the way to Tiruchendur. This place is famous for Swayambulingaswamy Siva temple. Every year, three important festivals are held here. Bharatha Uvari is a Roman Catholic Centre where one can see an ancient church as well as a modern church.

Valliyur

Distance :55 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Valliyur is a town in the Tirunelveli District, surrounded by villages, fields and forests. This town is famous for temples such as the Vanamamalai Perumal Temple and Murugan Temple. The Subramanyar Temple is a popular rock-cut sanctum, dedicated to Lord Murugan and his wife Valli. It is believed that this temple was discovered by a Pandya king. Other attractions of this sacred place are the Valliyur Kulam, Kalyana Mandapams and various churches.

Nanguneri

Distance :40 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Nanguneri is a taluk headquarters and is popular for the Totadrinathar Temple, also known as the Totadri Mutt. It is managed by the Vanamamalai Mutt and Thothathri Nathan is the presiding deity of this temple. An oil well, called the Ennai Kinaru, is located within the premises of this temple. This place is enclosed by dense forests, hamlets and the Western Ghats. This region is counted among the divya sheathram. The major attractions are the festivals of Panguni and Chaitra, celebrated from March through April and April through May.

Kanyakumari Temple

Distance :90 km from Tirunelveli Junction

A Shakti Peetha (place of worship where the pieces of Goddess Durga's body fell during the Tandav), this temple is dedicated to Parvati, a virgin incarnation of Goddess Durga who wanted to marry Lord Shiva. Devi Kanya Kumari or Kumari Amman is the principal temple deity. According to legends, Shiva did not turn up on the wedding day as promised and the feast remained incomplete with grains turning to stones. The temple has the black stone image of the virgin deity with a diamond nose ring glittering in the dark chambers.

Suchindram

Distance :90 km from Tirunelveli Junction

13-km from Kanyakumari, Suchindram is a small village that you must definitely go to understand the rich cultural heritage of India. The major spotlight of the place is the famous Sthanumalayan Temple, which is notably marked for its artistic treasures. The main deity in the form of a shivlinga is in three parts; the top represents Lord Shiva, the middle Lord Vishnu, and the base Lord Brahma. "Sthanu" is a name of Shiva, "Mal" of Vishnu, and "Ayan" of Brahma; thus the name "Sthanumalaya". This temple is greatly known for its unique musical columns and it has a 6 meter tall statue of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the best places to go in order to understand the rich religious and cultural heritage of India..

Swamithoppe

Distance :100 km from Tirunelveli Junction

Swamithoppe is a town that is situated in Kanyakumari. It is a small village that attracts many visitors every year. Its main strength and popularity arises from the fact that this small village was the place where the Ayyavazhi religion was founded in the 19th century. In fact many followers of this religion today still pilgrimage over there in order to fulfill their religious requirements. You can see the temple where Ayya Valkundar lived and you can visit the historical well of Muttirikkinaru in which all castes were allowed to use water in the 19th century. It also includes the Swamithope Pathi (headquarters of Ayyavazhi), a famous temple in Tamilnadu, situated 10 km to the northwest. It is not structurally massive temple, but is known for its non-idolatry system of worship.

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