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Ulagamman Kasi Viswanathar Kovil Tenkasi


Tenkasi means Kasi of the South, and the Ulgamman Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Kasi Vishwanathar. The temple is a fine example of the Pandya Dravidian architecture, reflected in its features such as the monolithic pillar sculptures and musical pillars. The temple also has the second largest gopuram in Tamil Nadu


Tenkasi is an old historic town as known from the inscriptions found here. It was founded by Pandya kings who were the rulers of South Tamil Nadu at that time. In the 17th century their power declined and they got confined to smaller areas down south. Parakrama Pandya built the Kashi Vishwanathar Temple.

Full Address

Ulagamman Kasi Viswanathar Kovil Tenkasi


Type of Place

  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Senior Citizen
  • Friends
  • Couples


  • The nearest International Airport from Tirunelveli is Coimbatore International Airport, Tamil Nadu, roughly six hour drive from Tirunelveli. Coimbatore International Airport is well connected to many major cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai via Air India, Indigo, Jet Airways and Spice Jet.
  • The town has its own Railway Station named as Tirunelveli Railway Station. It is well connected to major cities like Mumbai, Bilaspur, Coimbatore, Guruvayur and Howrah through Nagercoil Express, Bsp Ten Express, Tiruchendur Express and Kanyakumari Express.

Important Information

  • Ulagamman temple is situated at Varthagareddypatti, Thoothukkudi Taluk, Thoothukkudi District, Tamil Nadu. This temple’s presiding deity is goddess who is worshipped as Ulagamman. Entrance roof carries the sculptures of Ulagamman, Vinayagar, Murugan, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi.


  • Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple is one of the main attractions of Tenkasi. Built by the Pandya Kings, the massive gopura of the temple is the second largest in Tamil Nadu. This temple is also known as Ulagamman Temple. The temple was built by Parakrama Pandyan in Dravidian style.
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Things to Buy

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Things to Eat

  • Nellai Sodhi/Maapillai Sodhi Vazhaikkai Puttu (Podimas) Ellu Thuvaiyal (Sesame chutney) Aviyal

Things to enjoy

  • Tenkasi is one of the municipalities in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India and it is the second largest town in Tirunelveli district. It is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near Courtallam. The translation of 'Tenkasi' means 'Kasi of the south' referring to the Kasiviswanathar temple.