June 16, 2014

Agastya Temple - Papanasam

Site Name:  Agastya Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Papanasam, near Ambasamudram town, near Tirunelveli city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:  A rare temple for the saint Agastya
Nearest Railway Station: Ambasamudram
Nearest Airport: Tirunelveli
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tirunelveli and Ambasamudram; a lot of buses are available for this town as this is a popular picnic spot
Hotel: Few options in Ambasamduram and Papanasam; more options in the nearby city Tirunelveli
Restaurants: Only few options in Ambasamudram and Papanasam

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. Papanasam is a smaller town located near Ambasamudram which offers a lot more scenic spots, dams and wonderful waterfalls. Let us explore a small but rare temple of the sage Agastya in this blog post.

As the sage Agastya's tales are associated with the Podhigai hill region, there are temples dedicated to him found across Tirunelveli, Ambasamudra, Papanasam and surrounding areas.There is one such temple dedicated to the sage in Papanasam town. It is located very near to Agastyar waterfalls. It is a small temple with two main shrines - Agastya and Subramanya-Valli-Devasena. There is a small idol of Ganesha also in this temple.

Beware of monkeys inside as well as outside this temple.

Happy travelling.

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