Tirunelveli is a scared town that is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. This sacred town is located on the bank of Cauvery. Among the 275 temples that are listed in the Paadal Petra Sthalangal, just 2 temples are listed in this town. But it is to be noted that there are 5 other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva which is not listed in the list of Paadal Petra Sthalangal.
Local residents of this place give more importance to these temples. All religious important days, the festive days and auspicious days are largely celebrated in these shrines with great dedications and devotions.
Among the Shiva temples that are located in and around Tirunelvelli is largely visited by pilgrims and devotees in huge numbers on all the days that are related to Lord Shiva. The temple listed in this category are Nellaiappar Koil located in the Tirunelveli Town and Thirukutralam temple is situated near Kutralam, it is located at a distance of nearly 6 km southwest of Tenkasi.
Ancient Lord Shiva temple located in this sacred city but not listed in the Paadal Petra Sthalangal are as follows. They are as follows. SankaranKoil temple is located at a distance of approximately 56 km from Tirunelveli. Kasi Viswanathar Koil is situated in the holy town of Tenkasi. Ramalingaswamy Koil is located in Panagudi that is nearly 54 km from Tirunelveli. Papavinaseswarar Koil, Papanasam and Athrinathr Koil, Sivasailam, Tirunelveli dist are 49 km and 60 km from Tirunelveli respectively.