Maannendhiappar Temple, Kallidaikurichi, Thirunelveli
Maannendhiappar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Kallidaikurichi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Kallidaikurichi is located on the Southern bank of the river Thamirabarani. ‘Kal (rock) + idai (midst) + kurichi (village)’ means, a village in the midst of hills and it is almost synonymous with delicious Appalams (pappad). Presiding Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Sri Maannendhiappar with Vadivambikai Amman. Sage Kanvar got the darshan of Lord Shiva here. The temple has two praharams and 6 worship services take place daily. Theertham of the Temple are Kanva Theertham and Thamirabarani.
Kallidaikurichi is located on the Southern bank of the river Thamirabarani at about 12 Kms West of Cheranmahadevi, 8 Kms from Veeravanallur, 4 Kms from Ambasamudram, 43 kms from Thirunelveli, 210 Kms from Madurai and 147 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is located very close to the bus stop. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambasamudram. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.