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Arulmigu Thiru Courtrallanathar Swamy Temple,Courtrallam

          This temple is located at about five kilometers, away from Tenkasi, Tirunelveli - district. Ad midst of Sylvan surroundings, with the adjoining background of main falls, this Courtralanathaswami temple is found in the Courtralam Township. As Courtralam - falls is popular among the people; Sri Courtralanathaswami Temple is famous for one of its Pancha-Sabha known as Chitra - Sabha.

          The temple is dedicated to Sri Thiru Courtrallanathar, Thirukootachalapathi and Kuzhalvoimozhi Amman (Devi whose voice is as sweet as the music of the flute). Jack tree is the Sthala Vruksha. Saint Tirugnanasambander of 7th Century A.D. glorifies the Lord of Kutralam in 2 pathihams one of which relates to the Sthala Vruksha Other Saints Tirunavkarasar Manickavachagar Pattinathar etc., have poured forth their feelings of spiritual ecstasy in soul – stirring lyrics.

          www.courtrallanathar.tnhrce.in

Arulmigu Nellaiappar Temple,Tirunelveli

          The temple of Arulmigu Swami Nellaiappar and Arultharum Kanthimathi Ambal is situated in the heart of the city. The river Tamirabharani referred to by poets as "Porunai" flows round the town. In the distant past the town was a bamboo forest; hence it was known in those days as "venuvanam". One of the famous temples in Tamil Nadu steeped in tradition and history and also known for its Musical Pillars and other Brilliant Sculptural Splendours, this is one of the largest temples in South India.

          The temple complex consist of two huge temples, one for Lord Shiva (Nellaiappar temple) and the other for his consort Parvathi (Kanthimathi Ammai temple). The former temple is also called as 'Swamy Venunathar', 'Nelveli Nathar', 'Chaleevadeesar' and later by the names 'Vadivudaya Ammai' and 'Kamakottamudaya Naachiyaar'. These two temples are linked by a big terraced hall namely Sangili Mandapam that has life sized sculptures adoring the pillars. The main deity of Kanthimathi Nellaiyappar Temple is a 'Suyambu Lingam' or a Shiva Lingam which erupted from underneath the earth.

          www.kanthimathinellaiappar.tnhrce.in

Arulmigu Thirumalaikumaraswamy Temple, Panpoli

          Thirumalaikoil is a shrine dedicated to Lord Thirumalai Kumaraswamy at Panpozhil near Tenkasi in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by Thiruvarutchelvar Sivakami Ammaiyar. Poets Arunagirinather and Achanputhur Subbaiah have written many poems on the saint.

          There are 625 steps to reach the temple at the hill top. This is also called Tirikoodamalai. At the entrance of the hill, there is a shrine for Lord Vallabha Vinayaka. There are two Padukas – Foot Symbol.

          www.panpolikumarantemple.tnhrce.in

Nava Thirupathi Temple

          Navathirupathi Temples is a set of nine Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.

          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. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.

          www.navathirupathitemples.tnhrce.in

Arulmigu Azhagiyamannar Rajagopalaswamy ,Thirunelveli

          One Vishnu Priyan was the priest of the temple. His wife delivered only female children successively. The priest prayed for a male child to succeed him in the service of the Lord. As the next delivery also was of a female child, irate priest threw the Arti plate on the Lord as He did not respond to his prayer and this caused a small injury on the nose of the Lord. When he returned home, he found that the female child was a male one.

          Trembling with fear, the priest returned to the temple and fell at the feet of the Lord and begged His pardon. The Lord appeared before him as Gopalaswami with His consorts Bama and Rukmini and came to be praised as Azhagia Mannar.The Lord graces from the sanctum sanctorum as Vedanarayana Perumal with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi. In the inner mandap, the Lord graces with Mothers Vedavalli and Kumudavalli. On the tower, He graces as Azhagia Mannar Rajagopalaswami with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi.

          www.palaiazhagiyamannartemple.tnhrce.in

Arulmigu Veerapandiamman Thirukoil, Courtrallam

          Built by the Pandiya King Veera Pandi during 14th Century. It is believed that after praying to lords Gowmariamman and Kanneeswaramudaiyar, the king got his eye sight back, hence he built this temple.The famous yearly Chithirai Gowmariamman festival is celebrated in this town for 8 days (starting mostly from the 7th of May) which is a sight to behold.Goddess Gowmariamman is the main deity of this village which has an ancient history that the goddess is a 'Suyambu' (naturally grown deity).Festoons (Thoranam) made of Neem leaves and Mango leaves will adorn the village showing the commencement of the festival.The Chithrai festival commences on the night of Shivarathri and goes on for 7 days.Raising "Agni Chatti" , offering Maavizhakku and “Pookuzhi Irangudhal” for the Goddess Gowmariamman is the main part of the worship.Agni chatti - Devotees carry fire pots, that is clay pots filled with pieces of burning coal in their plain palms and walk around the temple.

          www.veerapandiamman.tnhrce.in