Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Varadaraja Perumal||Ambal / Thayar:||Sridevi, Bhoodevi|
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|City / town:||Kalakkad||District:||Tirunelveli|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Tirunelveli (37 km)||Nagercoil (49 km)|
|Kanyakumari (59 km)||Thoothukudi (92 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
This temple is located about 4km away from the Kalakkad Satyavageeswarar temple.
There is not much information by way of sthala puranam for this temple. However, the temple is said to be at least 900-1000 years old, built around the same time as the nearby Kulasekara Nathar Siva temple. In view of this, it can be said that this temple existed in the late Chola, early Pandya and also the Chera period.
In the Ramayanam, Rama and Sita are believed to have visited Keezha Pathai (though it is not clear if they visited this temple), after their return from Lanka.
A 6-foot tall Perumal faces east, and is enshrined with Sridevi and Bhudevi. The outer prakaram has several trees and plants, and presents a verdant and quiet atmosphere, fit for meditation. The temple’s tank is located to the west of the temple, and if memory serves, is a common Teertham between this temple and the Kulasekara Nathar temple.