Due to the heavy crowd of sages at Mount Kailash attending the wedding of Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathy, Earth lost its balance. Lord Shiva called Sage Agasthya to go to Pothigai Hills in the South and to balance the Earth level as his single weight was enough for the purpose equaling the weight of the millions of Rishis at Mount Kailash then. On the first day of Chithirai month (falling almost on April 14 each year), Lord granted the Wedding Darshan to Sage Agasthya. Lord Papanasanatha graces the Wedding Darshan behind the sanctum sanctorum as Kalyanasundarar on His bull vehicle. Sage Agasthya and his wife Lopamudra are in the shrine worshipping the Lord. Also, the River Tambiraparani, springing from Pothigai Hills and flowing through the hilly regions reach the plains only at Papanasam.
Vanamamalai Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, in Vanamamalai (Nanguneri), Tamil Nadu, India on the banks of Thamiraparani river. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam shrines dedicated to Vishnu. Vishnu is worshipped here as Vanamalai Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Varamanagi. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandyas, with later contributions from Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. The temple covers an area of 5 acres (20,000 m2) and has a five-tiered temple tower.
Tirunelveli, the ancient city of South India, has a popular temple named Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple. This temple is located in a locality known as Kurukkuthurai on the banks of the river Tamirabarani. Hence, the temple is called Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple or Kurukkuthurai Subramanya temple. Tamirabarani river is also referred to as Jeeva Nadhi since it never dries up. This is perhaps the only river in Tamil Nadu where water is present the entire year. The temple is located so close to the river that during rainy days the entire temple gets submerged. This occurs every year.
Rajagopala Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at C.N Village near Thirunelveli Town in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The temple is located near the Kalyana Srinivasa Perumal temple. C.N Village is located at about 8 Kms from Thirunelveli, 162 Kms from Madurai and 157 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thirunelveli. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.
Sankarankoil is 120 km from Madurai, 30 km from Rajapalayam and 56 km from Tirunelveli. Bus and rail facilities are available from Madurai.Lord Sri Sankaranarayana is the main deity in the temple. Vinayaka is Anugnai Vinayaka. The temple has a 9 tier Rajagopuram. The ant-hill sand is offered as Prasad which the sick consume along with water for cure. Devotees facing problems due to the presence of poisonous creatures in their houses as lizards, scorpions and snakes offer silver pieces embossed with the images of such creatures for solution.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the cathedral church of Tirunelveli Diocese under Church of South India. Thoothukudi – Nazareth Diocese was bifurcated from Tirunelveli Diocese on 25.10.2003. St. John’s Cathedral, Nazareth, Tamil Nadu became a cathedral by then.
Sri Varadharaja Perumal temple is situated in a small town called Tirunelveli, found at the southern end of Tamil Nadu. This temple is an ancient and reputed Vishnu temple. It lies on the banks of the perennial river Thamarabarani. This area is also known as Veeraraghavapuram, which is the hoary name of this place. It has been named after Veeraraghavan, the main and preciding deity (Moolavar), in Sri Varadharaja Temple. Sri Varadharaja perumal is the Usthava Moorthy.