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Ulagammai Viswanatha Temple

Ulagammai Viswanatha Temple is situated at Tenkasi in Tirunelveli District. It was erected by the king Parakkra Pandya and it dates back over 400 years. Here the main deity is Shiva. Built in a unique architectural style, the temple features a large gopuram (Mahagopuram), the monolithic pillar, sculptures and musical pillars. The tower is decorated with many carved features, plasters and a few koshta figures. Other important attractions in the temple are the magnificent and elegant figures of Nrithamurthi in Lalata Tilaka pose and Krishna as Madanagopalan, playing the flute.

Tenkasi is well connected by road and has a railway station. It is 637 km from Chennai and 135 km from Kanyakumari.

Updated on 12th November, 2014
District: Tirunelveli
Location: Tenkasi


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