Place to Visit

Vailankanni Church(4Kms)

The Vailankanni shrine within the Church is credited with miraculous powers of healing and good health. Vailankanni literally means the shrine of the virgin of Velai, but this church is better known as the Lourdes of the East. Some Portuguese merchants built a permanent structure, which was then consecrated as a shrine, dedicated to Our lady of Good Health. The Gothic domes, the Mega Mahal and Our Lady s Tank are well worth a visit. The devout flock to this shrine to offer Novena to Our Lady of Good Health and ask for favours, cures and deliverance. Most people have witnessed miraculous cures in hopeless cases, and come in droves to the shrine, to offer their gratitude.

Korakka Sithar Temple- North Poyur(1Km)

Korakkar Siddhar is one of the 18 Siddhars, the celebrated yogis of South Indian Hinduism. Also known as Goraknath amongst the Navnath yogis, Korakkar wrote verse texts on medicine, philosophy and alchemy. Agathiar and Bogar were his guru s. Agathiyar is said to have given Korakkar is the duty of safeguarding the secrets of alchemy: the student of alchemy must worship Korakkar and seek his grace to excel in the field. His Jeeva temple is in Vadukupoigainallur of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. Other sanctums related with Korakkar are Perur, Thiruchendur and Triconamalli. Korakkar caves are found in Chaturagiri and Kollihills.

Palmoahi Amman Temple(1Km)

Palmoahi Amman Temple is situated at Vadakku Poyur four kilometers from Nagapattinam-Velankanni route.It was constructed around First Century Recently five years back great iniatiatives taken by Thavathiru Thrumurugan Swamigal to construct a new temple. Within the permises Lord Siva temple(called as Nallur Nathar),Varatharaja Perumal,Sri Anjaneya and Sridi Sainathar Temples are also Contructed.Every month Ammavasai and Powrnami Swamiji Conducting big Yaga Velvi for Dhirushti,good health and peace there are thousands of pilgrims participating and getting blessings from Palmoahi Amman and Thrumurugan Swamigal.


Sikkal is situated about five kilometers from Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam-Thiruvarur route. Actually this is a Saiva temple with Lord Siva bearing the name Sri Navaneetheswara. But the main deity is Lord Subrahmanya called Singaravelavar. Sage Vasishta made a sivalinga made of butter obtained from the milk of the divine cow Kamadhenu for worship. After puja, the sivalinga could not be shifted and got stuck and hence the name sikkal in Tamil for this place. This temple was worshipped by sages Vasishta, Viswamitra, wish-granting cow Kamadenu and Emperor Muchukunda of Deva Loka. Saints Sambandhar and Arunagirinathar have sung in praise of the Lord Sikkal Singaravelavar.


Ettukudi Murugan or the Subramanya Swamy temple at Ettukudi, though not one of the Arupadai veedu - or Six Sacred Temples of Lord Muruga, achieved popularity mainly through veneration in songs including by the 14th century Tamil poet Saint Arunagirinathar and today, through folk music (kaavadi cindhu) and other devotional songs. This temple is famous for its kaavadi procession. One of the unique features of this temple is position of the peacock, the mount of Murugan. The head of the peacock in all Murugan temples is seen facing the right side. However, in Ettukudi, it is seen facing the left. This fact is also mentioned in the Kandapuranam.