papanasanam Temple

Papanasanam Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Puja, Route Info

Papanasanam Temple History

As per the Legend, Indra with his Weapon cut off Viswaruban three heads as he is secretly offering Havissu to Asuras. Indra incurred Brahmahathi Dhosha. To get rid of the Sin of Killing Brahmin Guru, he travelled to many places. On the advice of Guru Bruhaspathi, Indra reached this place and Installed the Idol. He got relieved from the Sin on worshipping the Lord Siva.

Lord Siva instructed Sage Agastya to reach Pothigai Hills in the South to balance the Earth. All Devas reached the Himalayas to attend Lord Siva and Parvathi Wedding which created an imbalance on the Earth. Sage Agastya reached this place and worshipped the deity. Lord Siva and Goddess Paravati appeared before Sage Agastya his wife Lopamudra in the wedding dress. Hence the deity called by Agasthyar.

This is the first temple among the Nava Kailasam temples around Tirunelveli.

Papanasanam Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm

Evening Hours: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Major Festivals

10-day Annual Brahmotsavavm will be held in Chithirai month.

Agasthya wedding festival on the first day of the same month (April-May)

Thaipoosam in January-February.

Daily Free Food will be served to 100 devotees for the Lunch.

How to reach Papanasanam Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Madurai which is 212 Km

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Tirunelveli which is 56 Km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Tirunelveli to the temple.

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