Ponmanai Sri Theembileshvarar temple

God       : Thimbileshwarar
thiirtham : ThamiraparaNi river
Great saints visited : vyAgrapAdhar

History:

It is said that a shepherd by name TheembilAdhipan when cutting grass for the calfs, was shocked to note the outpouring blood from a stone. When he removed the covering bushes, he saw a self-appeared lingam (swayambhu). Later the temple was built up the Chozha and pANdiya kings. This temple is one in the shivAlaya Ottam temples.

Specialities:

Situated on the bank of river thAmiraparaNi facing east. The Sactum is round in shape. The nine planets are carved nicely on the roof of the Nandhi Mantapam.

Location:

State : Tamil Nadu
District : Kanyakumari
Situation: 5 miles from kulachEkaram on the way to churuLakodu.