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Sri Thiruvenkadar temple
Moolavar: Thiruvenkadar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Pappankulam
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Monthly pradoshams, Annabishekam in October-November and Mahashivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  If one worships the presiding deity from the Artha Mandapa near the sanctum sanctorum, the Shiva Linga appears small in size and big if one desires to have the darshan from the flag post-Kodimaram. The Shiva Linga in the temple is made of Chandrakantha stone.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Thiruvenkadar Temple, Pappankulam, Tirunelveli district.  
  +91 98949 62523 
 General Information:
  The idol of Sri Subramania – Muruga – with His consorts Valli and Deivanai is made of a single stone.  Pillars, Mani Mandapa and the sculptures are made with minute skills.  

People pray to Sani Bhagwan in the temple for relief from enemy threats.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform abishek to Mother Vaadaa Kalai Nayaki with milk, honey and sandal on Mondays, Fridays and on Poornima-full moon day. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  The presiding deity – Shiva Linga - appears small in size if worshipped from the mandap near the sanctum and big in size if looked at from the flag post-Kodimaram.  The Shiva Linga is made of Chandrakantha stone.
Lord Shiva is praised as Thiruvenkadar as He had come all the way to the place of this temple from the snow clad Kailash.  During the failure of monsoon, devotees perform Dhara Homa for rains.  The result is instantaneous as experienced by the people of the place.  It is also a miracle that a Garuda – the eagle – makes rounds on the sky during the Homa ceremony.  The idol of Sri Sani Bhagwan is made to rules.  People pray to Him for relief from enemy threats.  
The number of various arts of study is 64 according to Hindu scriptures – all virtuous arts only.  Accordingly, the human body should be so accurate in structure corresponding to 32 aspects called Samudrika Lakshnas and it should sustain throughout the entire life span of a man or woman.  Mother Ambica naturally qualifies all these beauty rules with all art skills surrendering at Her feet, hence is praised as Vaada-never fading, Kalai-beauty aspects, Nayaki – Chief, Vaadaa Kalai Nayaki.  Devotees perform abishek to Mother on Mondays, Fridays and Poornima days with milk, honey and sandal to realize their wishes.
Presently, the temple is not in good shape.  Members of Arul Nandhi Adigalar Peravai (club) are maintaining the temple with two time pujas a day.  Efforts are on for renovation and consecration of the temple.
  Temple History:
  Pandya King Aditya Varma, a staunch Shiva devotee, built many Shiva temples.  He employed Chaturvedi a master sculptor.  The sculptor did his job with a deep sense of devotion to the entire satisfaction of the king.  The king donated him lands.  This came to be known as Chaturvedi Mangalam.  In the days followed, the sculptor landed in troubles in life.  Astrologers predicted that the cause of woes was but adverse aspect of planets and advised him to build a Shiva temple with a Linga made of Chandrakantha stone installing also all sub-deities and Navagrahas the nine planets.  Chaturvedi informed the king of his sufferings and plans to overcome the same.  With the help of the king, he built the temple on the land donated to him and also dug a tank, called Kal Kurichi Kulam now.  All the woes of the sculptor came to an end.  Lord was named Thiruvenkadar and Mother Vaadaa Kalai Nayaki.  As many species of birds and water beings as fish etc. flourished in this place on the banks of Tambirabarani, the place was named Pappangu meaning offspring of a bird.  The name changed as Pappankulam in the days followed.  
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: The Shivalinga made of the Chandrakantha stones appears small if worshipped close from the Mandap near the sanctum sanctorum and big if looked at from the Kodimaram-flag post.
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