Agasthiyar Falls - Papanasam


As per Hindu legend, during the divine wedding of Shiva and Parvathi, there was heavy crowd at Kailash, the abode of Shiva. Sage Agasthya could not view event and prayed to Shiva at this place to get him a view of the event. Pleased by his devotion, Shiva appeared to the sage and his wife Lopamundra along with Parvathi in his marriage attire. Shiva made the place his abode and came to be called Papansanathar and the falls nearby the temple got the name of Agasthiyar as Agasthiyar Falls. Tamiraparani River reaches is descent in flat land at this place. As per another legend, sage Urosamar floated a set of flowers in the river and the first flower reached the shore at this place. The sage established a temple for Papanasanathar and worshipped the deity here.

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  • Agasthiyar Falls
  • Agasthiyar Falls
  • Agasthiyar Temple

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Air port Vagaikulam of Thoothukudi District (100 KMS)

By Train

Nearest Railway Station Ambasamudram

By Road

Plenty of bus services are available from Tirunelveli to Papanasam.