Navaneethakrishnan Temple, Karisulndamangalam, Thirunelveli
Navaneethakrishnan Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Karisulndamangalam Village near Cheranmahadevi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This temple is situated on the western end of Karisulndamangalam, at the beginning of the erstwhile Brahmin Street (present day Rajaji Street). No evidence is available regarding performance of any Kumbabishekam for this temple. While the agraharam was prosperous – (i.e.) up to 1975 – several festivals have been celebrated.
Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Varushabishegam on Thaipoosam day, Tirukarthikai, Oonjal urchavam on Fridays in the Tamil month of Thai were some of the festivals celebrated regularly. Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama Japam took place through every evening of the Tamil month of Margazhi. On the 27th day of Margazhi, Koodaravalli festival would be celebrated. But these days only Sri Krishna Jayanthi and Thaipoosam are being celebrated. The family of Sri Venkataramani , with native roots in this village, has been gracious enough to renew the floor inside the temple and repair the leakage on the roof; the walls have also been white washed, and the temple bears a fine and fresh new look.
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.