Agasthiyar Temple And Falls

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Location : Near Papanasam, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu
Named After: Sage Agasthiyar
Nearby Attractions: Papanasam, Tenkasi, Srivaikuntam, Manappad Church, Krishnapuram

Agasthiyar Falls, Tamil NaduAgasthiyar temple adjoining the falls named Agasthiyar falls is located half way to Panatheertham, which is at a distance of 4-km from Papanasam Shiva temple. One can reach the Agasthiyar falls and temple by trekking a distance of 3-km. Regular buses are available to these temples.

L egend has it, that it was close to the Papanasam falls on the banks of the Thamirabarani river that Shiva and Parvati appeared before Agasthiya, the falls came to be known as the Agasthiyar falls. To commemorate the visit of the divine couple, the Agasthya temple was built there.

Nearby Attraction
Papanasam is a nearby village, where the river Thamirabarani flowing from the Western Ghats reaches its plains and drops to form a small waterfall. It is believed that people who bathe in this waterfall are relieved of all sins as "Papanasam", which means absolution of sins. The Shiva temple here is also very famous.

Apart from Papanasam, Tenkasi, Srivaikuntam, Manappad Church, Krishnapuram are the other nearby places of tourist interest.


Air: The nearest airport is at Madurai, 151-km away.
Rail: The nearest convenient railway station is at Tirunelveli, which is an important railway junction on the Southern Railway and is connected to alAgasthiyar Shiva Temple, Tamil Nadul the major cities of South India .
Road: Tirunelveli is well connected by road with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state. Regular buses are available from Tirunelveli and the neighbouring towns to the temple.


Accommodation is available at the moderate class hotels, cottages and lodges in Tirunelveli.

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