Karungkulam temple and Papanasanam temple.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Karungkulam :

    This is perumal temple at a distance of 8 kms from Sri Vaikundam.
    The temple is on a small hillock.

    Main deity is Swayambu Venkatachalapathy of Sandalwood piece.
    There is just a deep cut in the sandal wood piece on the top in two places.
    This is like a separation of hands from the shoulder.
    They decorate it in a nicely and the temple is well maintained.

  2. Papanasam, Vikrama Singa pura:

    Devera Vaippu sthalam of Lord Siva.

    This place is about 10 kms from Amba Samudram and 42 kms from Thirunelveli on Western Ghats of Podigai malai.
    There is a falls near the temple known as Agastiyar falls.

    Main Raja gopuram is of seven storeys, with two prakarams.
    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Papavinasar, and his consort Lokanayaki Amman in different sanctum.

    Lord Siva taught, Tamil literature and grammar to Agastiyar in this place. Hence Lord Siva is known as Ezhutharindhar, Atsharapureeswarar and his consort as Sri Sugandha Kunthalanayaki.

    Sthala vruksham is Kalachedi. Teertham of the temple are Kalyana teertham and River Thamirabarani.

    As we enter we see dwajasthambam and go around the prakaram Natarajar, Agastya Muni, Juradevar, 63 Nayanmars, Kalyana sundarar, Ulagammi, Arumugar, Saneeswarar, and Navagraha’s are seen. There is a Vinayakar and Iyyanar sanctum in the outer prakaram. Beautiful sculptures are seen to the walls of main sanctum.

    Inscriptions say Pandya King Vikrama singar developed this temple and the place is known as Vikrama singapuram.

    Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh on Murugan of this temple.

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