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Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:05 am

At a distance of 15 km from Ambasamudram and 47 km from Tirunelveli, Papanasam is a small city in Ambasamudram Taluk of Tirunelveli district in Tamilnadu. It is without doubt one of the fashionable picnic spots in Tirunelveli.

Papanasam has a well-known temple referred to as the Papanasam Sivan Temple which lies on the banks of Thamirabarani River. Constructed within the Dravidian model of structure, the holy shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati who’re worshipped as Papanasanathar and Ulagammai respectively. That is the place the place Saint Agasthiyar bought the Kalyana dharshan of Lord Shiva and Parvati alongside along with his spouse Lopamudra.

The Shiva lingam of the temple is totally made up of Rudraksha. Of the 9 Kailash Kshetras – Nava Kailash, Papanasam is the primary place and is attributed to Solar God. Therefore, the place is called Surya Kshetra and Surya Kailash. Devotees strongly imagine that Lord Shiva on this temple is strongest and cures all type of illnesses. The temple is known for its Chittirai Peruvila the place the festivities used to occur for 13 days.

One other attraction of this village is the Papanasam Dam, also referred to as the Thamirabarani River Dam. It’s believed to have been constructed in the course of the British period and is surrounded by excessive mountains and big timber. The dam is about 240 m excessive, 5.four m large and 265 m lengthy and has a complete catchment space of round 147 sq. km. Boating is feasible within the lake however swimming is strictly prohibited as it’s populated with crocodiles. The Papanasam Hydroelectric Energy Plant with a design capability of 28 MW is located close by.

Also referred to as Agasthiyar Falls, Papanasam Falls on Thamirabarani River is one other attraction in Papanasam. This waterfalls drop down from a top of 120 m, adjoined with the rocky partitions of Podhigai Hills. The river Thamirabarani reaches the plains at Papanasam. The Papanasam Falls are believed to cleanse the sins of those that bathe of their holy waters. The mountains round Papanasam are house to 108 herbs which aren’t discovered wherever else on the earth.

Temple Timings: 6 AM – 1 PM & four PM – 8.30 PM

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