Friday, May 12, 2017

Rajagopala Swamy Temple, Sundarapandiapuram, Thirunelveli

Rajagopala Swamy Temple, Sundarapandiapuram, Thirunelveli
Rajagopala Swamy Temple is a prominent Vaishnavite Temple situated in Sundarapandiapuram Village near Tenkasi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Lord Maha Vishnu is worshipped as Rajagopala Swamy here. Devotees offer their prayers towards this lord to get child boon. This temple is believed to be more than a thousand years old, though the exact time of construction of this temple is not known.

Rajagopala Swamy temple, Sundarapandiapuram in Tenkasi is located at 8°58'26.8"N 77°23'20.5"E or 8.974114, 77.389040. In ancient days a Sage had an ashram at this small town and ‘Rajagopala Swamy’s idol (presiding deity) had been worshipped at this ashram. Lord Vishnu is being worshipped at the place ever since. The scenic beauty of this Panchayat town attracts many tourists and film makers to reach this place. 

Roja, Muthalvan, Karuthamma, Gentleman, Vetrikodi Kattu, Vettai, and many Tamil films were shot here. Rajagopala Swamy Temple is located at about 14 Kms from Tenkasi, 58 Kms from Thirunelveli, 180 Kms from Madurai and 122 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

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