Thursday, July 7, 2016

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Vilathikulam, Thoothukudi

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Vilathikulam, Thoothukudi
Vilathikulam owes its name to a temple pond "Vila" + "Athi" + "Kulam". The Meenakshi Amman Temple has a temple pond, which had a "Vila" tree and an "Athi" tree and hence, the name. Every year during Chithirai month, (same day and dates as of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple), Chithirai Festival is celebrated and ends with a Car Festival crowded by the people from nearby villages.





Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple; swamy is called Sri Chokkalingam. Vilathikulam is located at a distance of 35-kms from Kovilpatti railway station. "Sithirai Thiruvizha" in Meenakshi Amman temple is the most famous festival in Vilathikulam which will last for more than 10 days.

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