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Nellaiappar sivasthalam is one of the Pancha Sabha Temples (Copper) of Lord Shiva. There are 2 temples at Tirunelveli, one for Lord Shiva who is known as Nellaiappar and the other one for Kanthimathi Ammai. Both the temples are located side by side and a corridor joins both the temples. On the southern prakaram of the presiding male deity's temple, the stone statues of Nayak Kings are found who have made immense contributions for the development of this temple. The beautiful statue of Lord Arumugam (Muruga) with His 2 consorts Valli and Deivaanai sitting on His mount Peacock can be seen in the west prakaram. This statue is beautifully carved from single block of big stone. From the eastern prakaram, one has to enter through a series of mandapams to reach the sanctum sanctorum of Nellaiappar.
The temple of female deity Kanthimathi Ammai can be reached from the south prakaram and passing through the connecting corridor. The 1000 pillar mandapam inside the female deity's temple is very famous and it is here the celestial wedding of Kanthimathi Ammai with Nellaiappar takes place every year during the festival in the Tamil month of Aippasi corresponding to October 15th to November 15th.

Other Temples in Tirunelveli are temple in Krishnapuram,Kurukuthurai MuruganTemple,MurugaTemples ,NambiMalai ,Nanguneri,Papanasam,Pathamnadai,Sri Vaikuntam ,Sankaran Kovil ,Salaikumaran Temple , Tenkasi-Kasi Vishwanathar Temple ,Thiruvidaimarudur .

 





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