Sudalaimadan Temple, Karisulndamangalam, Thirunelveli
Sudalaimadan Temple is dedicated to local village deity located at Karisulndamangalam Village near Cheranmahadevi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This temple is situated on the banks of Thamirabarani River at the western edge of the village. Kodai Vizha is celebrated at this temple every year, in the Tamil month Chithirai on the Tuesday that is close to Chithirai Pournami – (i.e.) Full Moon day. Nearly Ten thousand people gather and witness the festival. Aadi Mulai kottu, Karthikai padukai, Masi Shivarathri and Varushabishegam are other important festivals.
During its last Kumbabishekam, several renovation works were carried out, and ample facilities are available now. An approach road to the temple has been laid so that the devotees can go up to the temple by auto or car. During Kodai Vizha, traditional arts like Villu Pattu are performed. Other important features include a circumambulatory walk around the village, by Vallarkandan, as well as Kaniyan Kaivettu.
Karisulndamangalam is located at about 3 Kms from Pattamadai, 5 Kms from Cheranmahadevi, 12 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms from Thirunelveli, 191 Kms from Madurai, 75 Kms from Thoothukudi and 150 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. From Tirunelveli, buses every 15minutes to Pathamadai (Ambai / Papanasam) bound buses. Take an auto from Pathamadai to reach Karisulntha Mangalam( 2kms). Auto will cost Rs. 80 (to and fro). Bus 36D runs between Tirunelveli and Karisulntha Mangalam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Cheranmahadevi and Veeravanallur. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai, Thoothukudi and Thiruvananthapuram.