• Temples
    Kodaganallur – The Third Kailasam

    The third Kailasam Kodaganaloor (கோடகநல்லூர்) is also known as “Kaarkodaga Shethiram” (கார்கோடக சேத்திரம் ) and “Kodanoor” (கோடனூர்). Since the place was lush with Arjuna Trees and fertile green paddy fields, it was a preferred summer destination for royalty and the common man alike. Hence this place came to be known as “Kodaganaloor”(கோடைக்கு நல்ல ஊர் கோடகநல்லூர் […]

  • Temples
    Cheranmahadevi – The Second Kailasam

    As instructed by the revered Sage Agasthiyar, Uromasa Maharishi let float the flowers on the waters of Thamirabarani. The place on the banks of the River, where the second flower docked is Cheranmahadevi (சேரன்மகாதேவி). It is believed that Uromasa Maharishi (உரோமச மகிரிஷி) discovered the Shiva Lingam of this temple under a Banyan Tree (ஆலமரம்). Hence […]

  • Temples
    Arulmigu Papanathar Swamy Temple – The First Kailasam

    The first Kailasam Temple built by Uromasa Maharishi (உரோமச மகிரிஷி) is at Papanasam. Lord Shiva takes the form of the Sun God here. The Lord “Shri Papanasar”( ஶ்ரீ பாபநாசர்) is also known as Kailasa Nathar, Pazhama Nayagan, Mukkaleenga Nathar, Vayirasalinangam. The Goddess is “Ulagammai” (உலகம்மை). It is believed that worshipping the Lord at this temple […]

  • Special Events
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    Nutritious Beverage Pathaneer and its Miraculous Benefits

    How the popular summer drink Pathaneer (பதநீர்) is prepared? Who are the industrious laborers behind its production? What obstacles are they facing in their daily life? What are the benefits of this drink? Watch this video to get the answers for all these questions. With soaring mercury levels, all we want to do is chill […]

  • Temples
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    History of the Nava Kailasam Temples

    Uromasa Maharishi’s Journey to Salvation The great sage Agasthiyar (அகத்தியர் ) is the earliest of the eighteen Sithars who lived in ancient Tamil Nadu. He was also known as Kumba Muni, Kuda Muni and Kulla Muni. Thousands of years ago, he was performing a penance on the Podhigai Hills, the source of the Thamirabarani River. […]

  • Tourism
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    Kutralam – The Land Of Majestic Waterfalls & Healing Waters

    Nestled in the scenic Western Ghats, Kutralam (குற்றாலம்) is a popular tourist destination of South Tamil Nadu. Courtallam or Kutralam is a town situated at a height of 160 m (520 ft) above sea level in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India. The very name of the place […]

  • Temples
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    The Mysterious Athiri Hills

    Along the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli district, lie a mountain range that are shrouded in mystique and intrigue. Teeming with pristine trees and rare medicinal herbs, the Athiri Hills  ( அத்ரி மலை ) or the Herbal Hills are in the Pothigai mountain range near the village of Alwarkurichi, in Tirunelveli district. Ancient Tamil texts exalt, […]

  • Special Events
    Chaiwala with a Green Hand – Living the Green Dream

    Many of us talk extensively of a green planet but just go about lives, wanting to contribute, but never really pushing ourselves to do something out of the way. Here is a man, who is living the ‘Green Dream’ whose everyday routine is to convert dry wastelands into lushy green pastures! Tirunelveli Today brings you […]

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