January 9, 2014

Ambasamudram Ammaiyappar Temple

Site Name: Ammaiyappar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Ambasamudram, near Tirunelveli city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: An important temple in Ambasamudram
Nearest Railway Station: Ambasamudram
Nearest Airport: Tirunelveli
How to reach: Well connected as the temple is located within the center of the town
Hotel: Few options within the town; more options in the nearby city Tirunelveli
Restaurants: Only few options within the town

Ambasamudram is a picturesque town located on the banks of the beautiful Tamrabharani river and on the foothills of the Western Ghats. The nearest city of Ambasamudram is Tirunelveli. It is located in Tamil Nadu state in South India.The town has a lot of scenic spots and temples. Let us explore an important temple named Ammaiyappar temple located in Ambasamudram town in this article.


·                     God Ammaiyappar
·                     Goddess – Mattuvar Kuzhal Nayaki

Temple Layout:

The east facing temple is located at the heart of the Ambasamudram town near Arch and bus stand. It is a small temple and does not have tower. It is a popular temple in this town.

The sanctum sanctorum has a big Shiva Linga idol named Ammaiyappar. The shrine is facing the east direction with Nandi facing it. The Goddess Mattuvar Kuzhal Nayaki is in an attractive stylish standing posture in a separate shrine facing the north direction.

At the entrance of the main shrine, the idols of Ganesha and Subramanya with his two consorts are placed.

A small Navagraha shrine is also found in this temple.

Happy travelling.

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