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Tiruchendur Murugan Temple

Tiruchendur Murugan Temple

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Tiruchendur is one of the six major abodes, or sacred temples, of the Kaumaram religion. Soorasamharam, a reenactment of the victory over Soorapadman, and Kanda Shasti, a devotional song in praise of Murugan are performed at the temple.


Kulasai Mutharamman Temple

The Mutharamman Temple is located in Kulasekharapatnam near Thiruchendur. Kulasekharapatnam is world famous for Dashra Festival .


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Nava Tirupathi - Sri Vaikuntanatha Temple

Regarded as the first and foremost temple among the Navathirupathi temples, Sri Vaikuntanatha Temple is located in Srivaikuntam, Thoothukudi district. Legend has it that Lord masked himself as a stealer and faced the King to bring through the real culprit.


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Nava Tirupathi - Natham Perumal kovil

The temple houses Sri Vijayssana Perumal. The presiding deity is in a majestic seated posture resembling an enthroned triumphant king. The renowned temple is supposed to be a ‘Chandran Kshetram’.



Nava Tirupathi - Thiru Puliangudi Permual Temple

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Sri Kasinivendan Perumal, the presiding deity of this temple is seen in a reclining posture (Bhujanga sayanam) with a lotus stalk from his navel point ending in a flower on Brahma’s persona on the wall of the sanctum sanctorum.

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Nava Tirupathi - Rettai Thirupathi Temples

Popularly called as the twin temple, Irattai Tirupati Temples are located in the midst of a forest (within 100 meters from each other). The first in the twin temple features Swami Devarpiran in a standing posture facing the east side. The second temple houses Lord Aravindalochan who is in a seated posture facing the east side.

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Nava Tirupathi - Sri Mayakoothan Permual Temple

Legend has it that Namperumal flew on his Garuda Vahana to save thayar from a demon. Thus, Garudar is the urchava moorthy in this temple. At the end of the fight, Lord performed a victory dance on the dead body of the demon and hence the name Sri Mayakoothan.

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Nava Tirupathi - Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple

The temple tale says that Bhoodevi thayar got two ear rings (fish-shaped) during a penance to ease out of Sage Durvasa’s curse words and extended it to Perumal. A different story says that Varuna did a penance to be freed of a curse.

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Nava Tirupathi - Sri Vaithamanidhi Permual Temple

Legend has it that Kuber (Lord of Wealth) got rescued from the curse of Parvati’ at this very place. Furthermore, the Nava Nidhis of Kubera were reinstated. It is widely believed that a prayer at this temple helps the devotees to recover lost riches.

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Nava Tirupathi - Sri Adhinaatha Perumal Temple

The last of Nava Thirupathi Temples, the Alwarthirunagari Permual Temple houses Sri AadiNaatha Perumal. Lord Nambi of Thirukkurugur is considered to have been born in this place as Nammazhvaar – one of the 12 azhwar saints of Tamil Nadu.


Sri Punnai Srinivasaperumal Temple - Vana Thirupathi

Perumal is in a standing form in the sanctum sanctorum as in Tirupati facing east, giving the feeling that the devotee is in Tirupati. He graces devotees in the Arthmandapa with His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. 

Manapad - Chruch

Church of the Holy Cross - Manapad

the church of the Holy Cross was built in 1581, encasing the Captain’s Cross. Contributions towards building of the church were spontaneously given by the inhabitants and Rev. Fr.John de Salanova

Kappal Matha

St. Anthoney’s Church (Kappal Matha Church)

It is one of the famous shrines of St. Anthony beside seashore. 450 years ago the crew of a Portuguese ship was affected by cholera. At that time one of the carpenters in the ship carved St Anthony’s image on a wood piece.

Mosque - Kayalpattinam

Khutba Periya Palli - Kayalpattinam

Al Jami’ul Kabeer (transl. Grand Jumu’ah Masjid) or Khutba Periya Palli was built in 842 AD by Muhammad Khalji. It has an Islamic heritage of more than 1000 years.