Thursday, June 26, 2008

Avvaiyaramman Temple, Kurathiyarai

Place : Kurathiyarai , Near Alagiapandipuram , Kanyakumari District

Location : Alagiapandipuram is 16 km north of Nagercoil.

Route : Nagercoil ----> Puthery ----> Thittuvillai ---->

Kurathiyarai has a rock-cut shrine facing south.

Although the presiding deity is Mahavishnu, the temple is locally
called Avvaiyaarammankoil and the image on the
left side of Lord Vishnu is believed to be that of Avvai.

Western ghats

Avvaiyaramman Temple, Kurathiyarai



Lord Ganesh

With inputs from
1.Family and Friends
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Avvaiyaramman temple - Aadi festival

Place : Avvaiyaramman temple, Thalakudy , Kanyakumari District

Event :Aadi festival

The worship of Avvai locally known as Avvai Nonbu or Avvai Viratham
has been common.

Tuesdays, especially during the Tamil month of Adi, are considered
to be the most auspicious for the worship of Avvai.

During the Tamil month of Adi, women come to the temple on Tuesdays
and prepare Kozhukkattai (a round shaped cake of rice flour) as
an offering to Avvaiyaaramman

Devotees arriving by Special Buses

Preparation of Kozhukkattai

With inputs from
1.Family and Friends
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Avvaiyaramman Temple - Thalakudy

Place : Avvaiyaramman Temple , Thalakudy , Kanyakumari District

Location : Thalakudy is 31 km north of Kanyakumari and 12 km
north of Nagercoil.Avvaiyaaramman Temple is situated in
between Thalakudy and Shenbagaramanpudur.

Route : Nagercoil ----> Irachakulam ----> Thalakudy
----> Avvaiyaaramman Temple----> Shenbagaramanpudur

With Western Ghats and thovalai channel at the background, the temple's location itself is a visual treat.

The presiding deity Avvai is enshrined under an Amla tree and is hence known as Nelliyadi Avvai. The belief is that it was here that the great poetess left this mortal world.

Backside of the temple

Thovalai channel at the backside

Western Ghats at the back side

With inputs from
1.Shrine for the Tamil Poetess - Dr.S.Padmanabhan
2.Historian Benny Sir
3.Family & Friends
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