Tourist Attractions


Nava Tirupathi is near Tirunelveli Srivaikuntam to Tirunelveli 30 Kms and Alwarthirunagari to Tiruchendur 30 Kms 9 Garudasevai is held on “ Vaikasi Visagam” day. The Garuda Sevai utsavam (festival) in the month of Vaikasi (May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the nava tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana. An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on an Anna Vahanam (palaquin) and his paasurams (verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are recited. The utsavar of Nammalvaris taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area.The paasurams (poems) dedicated to each of the 9 Divyadesams are chanted in the respective shrines.

Kanyakumari the southern most point of India, Kanyakumari is a small town located at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Nature is so spectacular at Kanniyakumari that several other Indian beaches pale by comparison. Cape Comorin is at its best during Chitra Pournami (the full moon day in April) when the sun and moon are face to face on the same horizon but other full moon days are also special and you can see the sun set and the moon rise almost simultaneously, On balmy, full-moon evenings (locally called Chitra Pournami), one can also see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time.

Papanasam Falls (also known as Agasthiyar Falls) are located in the town of Papanasam. It is a small town, yet popular tourist destination situated in the Ambasamudram taluk of the Tirunelveli (Nellai) district of Tamilnadu. The nearest towns are Ambasamudram, Vickramasingapuram (Vikramasingapuram), Kadayam. The place is also styled as Papavinasam. The Papanasar temple the famous shrine in Papanasam which lies in the bank of Thambaraparani river where the main deity is Lord Shiva in the name of Papanasar (Destroyer of Sins). The name of the Goddess is Lord Loganayaki who is also known as Ulagambigai. Papanasar is mainly known for his healing powers where he seems to be the medicine for any diseases in the world. He has the power to cure any diseases for his disciples who really have the love and affection on him.

Courtallam is a Spa of South India, is situated at a mean elevation of 160 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Nestled in the Western Ghats, Courtallam has scenic surroundings, the hillocks which dominate the scenery disappear into the blue mist of Agasthiarmalai, the mountain bearing the name of a sage who made immense contributions to Tamil literature and is believed to have lived in the area. The South West Monsoon brings in the cold breeze with mild temperature. From October to December North East Monsoon sets over in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes. Sometimes the falls get flooded and people are not allowed to take bath during floods.

Sankarankoil is noted for Arulmigu Sankara Narayana Swamy Temple , is noted for Arulmigu Sankaranarayanaswamy Temple . It is situated at Tirunelveli District. Devotees believes that Sankarankoil‘s Nagasunai (sacred tank) have been dug by serpent kings named Paduman and Sangam which has a miraculous power to heal the ant-hill earth on the bodies whom bathe there. Annadhanam scheme is being conducted in the temple. Due to this scheme daily noon meals are being provided for 100 devotees. There are many picnic spots are in around Sankarankoil. They are Kalugumalai, Manappadu. Tenkasi Sri Kasi Viswanatha Swamy temple, Veerakeralam- Sri Navaneetha Krishnan temple, Pudur Sri Nellayappar and Gandhimathi temple of Tirunelveli is one of the biggest and famous temples in the state.

Srivilliputtur iis a temple town and one of the 108 divya desams of Lord Sri Vishnu. To the devotees and vaishnavites, Srivilliputtur is synonymous with Lord Vishnu, Periyalwar and Andal. There are two temples in this town. One is that of Vadapathra Sayee Perumal. This is the divyadesam temple. The other is the temple of Andal, the famous vaishnavite saint. Both the temples face the east. The Andal temple is believed was originally the residence of Perialwar. It is locally known as Nachiyar Thirumaligai. The Vadapathrasayee temple is also called as Periya Perumal temple, it has a huge 196 feet tall tower & it has got eleven tiers. It is believed that Sri Vallabha Devapandyan the King of Madura built this tower.

Thiruthangal Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple is also one among the 108 Divya Desams, Vishnu temples revered by saint poets, The presiding deity Nindra Narayana Perumal is at one part of the temple in a standing pose facing east, while Mother Goddess in the other part. The Lord is also known as Deiveega Vasudevan and Thiruthangalappan. Mother Goddess is also known as Sengamala Thayar, Kamala Mahalakshmi, Anna Nayaki, Ananda Nayaki, Amirtha Nayaki. Thiruthangal is the holy place where the wedding of Lord Krishna’s grandson Aniruddha and Usha took place.

17 temples in 108 divyadesam: Nava Tirupathi, Nanguneri, Thirukurangudi Nambi Koil (Mel Koil), Keel Koil, Thirupathisaram (Nagercoil), Thiruvattar, Susindram, Kanyakumari, Tiruvanathapuram

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