Shenbaga Devi Temple, Courtallam, Thirunelveli
Shenbaga Devi Temple is located at about 5 Kms away from Tirukutrala Nathar temple, Festivals of any sort will be done only after worshipping Goddess Shenbaga Devi. Legend has it that the Pradhishta here was made by the great Sage Agastya. The Devi, believed to be a reincarnation of Goddess Durga, is worshipped in the form of Parasakthi here. The temple can be accessed from the Main Falls in Courtallam via a 3 km walking. There is also a beautiful waterfall called Shenbaga Devi waterfalls close to the Devi temple.
During Chitra full moon day festivals will be celebrated for goddess Shenbaga Devi. Shenbaga Devi Temple is one of the most revered places in the region. Shenbaga flowers can be bought from hawkers on the way as an offering to the Goddess. There are now restrictions to visit the temple during peak seasons. Pilgrims are required to get written permission from the Kutraleeswarar Temple office which opens only at 10 AM.
Courtallam is located at about 7 Kms from Tenkasi, 15 Kms from Panpoli, 4 Kms from Ilanji, 7 Kms from Sengottai, 35 Kms from Papanasam, 40 Kms from Ambasamudram, 65 Kms from Thirunelveli, 165 Kms from Madurai and 108 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Kuttralam is easily reachable from any corner of Tamilnadu. Bus facilities are conveniently available to Kuttralam from Madurai and from Thirunelveli.
Lot of Town and mini buses are available to Kutralam from Tenkasi during Saaral season and frequency is less during non-season. Tenkasi is located on the bus and train route to Sengottai from Thirunelveli, Madurai, and Chennai etc. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi and Sengottai. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.