Vinnavaram Perumal Kulasekharapatnam

Vinnavaram Perumal, Kulasekharapatnam

Vaishnavite Temples - Thoothukudi


Vinnavaram Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Anjaneya, Yoga Narasimhar, Vishwaksenar, Arasalwar, Ramanujar

Vinnavaram Perumal Kulasekharapatnam is a small east-facing temple situated in a single beautiful Prakaram. Entrance is through a Mukha Mandapam in the east followed by a long corridor. The temple has been renovated in recent times retaining the stone structures and adding some brick structures. The sanctum sanctorum’s vimaanam looks beautiful, though the sides have been covered with concrete.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vinnavaram Perumal Kulasekharapatnam is an old temple probably as old as the nearby Shiva Temples. Historical information is not available as of now. The town had been in existence as a major port town around 1st Century CE as is evident from historical references. The temple has been served by Maravarman Kulasekharapandyan I (1268-1301) and the town was renamed after him. Marco Polo (1254 – 1324 CE) describes the Pandyan port city of Kulasekharapatnam as a city that all the ships that come from the west, as from Hormos, Kis, Aden, and all Arabia, touch, laden with horses and other things for sale bringing a great concourse of people and great business is done in this city.


No informationVinnavaram Perumal Kulasekharapatnam is said to have been built by Maravarman Kulasekharapandyan I (1268-1301) after he listened to a moving discourse of Ramayana. He was so deeply involved that he ordered his troops to prepare for war with Ravana when the Lord appeared before him and reminded him that he was only listening to discourse and the Ramayana was over long back.


Vinnavaram Perumal Kulasekharapatnam is in the middle of the village on the main road. Kulasekharapatnam is about 13 kilometers south of Tiruchendur on the East Coast Road.

Stay and Food

None locally, The closest is Tiruchendur where there are many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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