Trodly App

Book on app to avail discounts

Trodly Logo

NELLAIAPPAR TEMPLE, TIRUNELVELI

World India Tamil Nadu Tirunelveli Nellaiappar Temple
Not rated
Rate this destination

Get Routes
travel guide
places to see
Category
Heritage, Pilgrimage
Languages
Tamil & English
Altitude
47m
Best time to visit
Nearby railway stations
Nearby Airports
Tirunelveli
India Tamil Nadu Nellaiappar Temple

About

Nellaiappar Temple is the most important attraction in the Tirunelveli district. Devotees who visit this temple are definitely bestowed with happiness and peacefulness. The temple is dedicated to Nellaiappar Swamy (Lord Shiva). Deity of Goddess in this temple is called as “Gandhimathi”. There are other names for Nellayappar deity like Venunathar, Neyvelinathar etc. As per Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva, in order to test the devotion of his die hard devotee “Vedapattar”, put him under poverty. However, Vedapattar begged for paddy rice and cooked food to offer to the deity of Lord Shiva. Once he kept the rice on banks of the tank and went away to take bath. Suddenly rain poured down, and he came running to save the rice from get wetting and was surprised to see not even single droplet has fallen on the rice and the rain water ran some foot away from rice. Moved by this incident, King Pandya built a temple and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple dates back to 7th century. The shrines for Nellayappar Swamy and Goddess Gandhimathi are similar in architecture. Sangili Mandapam was built in 17th century to link these two temples.

As per mythology, Lord Shiva displayed his dancing skills in this temple. Thus you can see a copper dancing hall in this temple. Besides, the temple has Mani Mandapam where the musical pillars rise different music when struck. There are also 1000 pillared hall in Nellaiappar Temple.

Current Weather Forecast


Overcast
31° C
17/12

32 - 23 ° C
18/12

30 - 23 ° C
19/12

31 - 22 ° C
20/12

30 - 22 ° C

Freedom to make you own trip!

What you want, when you want and how you want.

Request a trip
Between 0 to 100 kms
All Categories
Adventure
Hills
Jungle
Beaches
Art & History
Religious
Sort by

travel tips

Got an insider’s tip that might help a fellow traveller? Do share it.

Write a tip
POST

Other travellers left tips for you

Be the first to give a tip or leave a comment