Sri Thiruvenkadar temple is based in the popular town known as Pappankulam, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary of this temple is Thiruvenkadar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is banayan tree. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Pappankulam.
The most important festivals of this temple are Shivrathri in February March, Thai Poosam in January-February, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Tirukarthikai in November-December,Deepavalli, English New Year day, Skanda Sashti in October-November and the Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 marked with a wedding festival are celebrated with lot of devotion and dedication in this shrine.
Special puja and rituals are also marked on the day of Shivarathri with great dedication and devotion. During all the important religious days and auspicious days are marked with long hours in this temple. The temple’s timings are between 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 to 930 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. All the Lord Shiva related festive days and auspicious days are celebrated in grand manner in this particular temple with large participation of local residents and devotees plus pilgrims from far and near. It is to be noted that special thanks giving pujas are offered to the Lord too by the devotees and pilgrims wholeheatedly at this shrine.
Address – Sri Thiruvenkadar temple, Pappankulam, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu