Sthalapuranam of Kalkulam Shivan temple (Padhmanabhapuram)

God       : n^IlakaNta swamy, mahAdhEvar
Goddess	  : Anan^thavalli
thiirtham : kuLam
Great saints visited : vyAgrapAdhar

History:

This town was the capitol of the erstwhile thiruvidhAN^gUr state. The kings who ruled from this town and the other kings like thirumalain^Ayakkar have done lots of service to this temple. This temple is one in the shivAlaya Ottam temples.

Specialities:

This temple is the only temple in the above referred twelve Lord Shiva abodes where there is a big gopuram (tower). And also it is the only temple in the twelve where there is an exclusive Sanctum for Goddess. This temple is a mixture of both thamizn^Adu and Keralite styles of temples. Every year ther is a tank festival in the temple tank. n^IlakaNta shivan was an ardant devotee of the Lord here.

Main Festivals

Location:

State : Tamil Nadu
District : Kanyakumari
Situation: 10 miles north-east from nagarkoyil.