Atcham Theertha Vinayagar Temple, Karisulndamangalam, Thirunelveli
Atcham Theertham Vinayagar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha located at Karisulndamangalam Village near Cheranmahadevi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This temple is situated at the beginning of the village. A native of this village, Sri Boominathan, a staunch devotee of this Vinayagar, has provided Chakadai (i.e.) a wheeled cart for carrying the Urchavar in procession and also Chapparam (i.e.) a vahanam like palanquin. In addition , he meets the expenses for Alankaram and abishekam to Vinayagar on Chaturthi day every month. Swami procession (Veethi Ulaa) also takes place. This continued till 1985. Vinayagar Chaturthi and Varushabishegam on Hastha Nakshathra day in the Tamil month Thai are important festivals.
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.