Arunjunai Katha Ayyanar Temple

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Overview

Arunjunai Katha Ayyanar Koil located in tuticorin.When Tuticorin was under the control of British till Independence . All changes in Tuticorin had its own impact in Amman Puram also. At the end boundary of Ammanpuram there exists a Junai i.e. natural water spring pond and side by that there is Oor Kaval Deivam Arun Junai Katha Ayyanar. To say Ayyanar, may be the Palayakar person who would have saved the village Ammanpuram and the Junai from the foreign invaders and from their forceful religions conversion. In the course of operation or at the successful end of the operation ayyanar might have been died. In his name a statue would also have been raised. In course of time that place came to be noted Arun Junai Katha Ayyanar Kovil. 
 
The deity residing here is the Kuladeivam of a select few people who have their origin in the surrounding areas. Surrounding areas doesnot mean limited just for few kms but goes even crossing Vilathikulam. It has a traditionally everlasting water pond. But now things have dried up and depends for water from papanasam dam. When the water is full in the pond it is a relish  to watch and swim. This place is surrounded by Thalampoo. If the priest  is advance informed of your arrival he would prepare Pongal  which is the prashadam.
 
Now a day,Junai is having perennial spring of water and that too clean and soft drinking water. Geologically also it is proved that the Junai is there for many centuries . No changing of its name and the everlasting permanency of its sacredness for the past 500 years exposes the unique character of the Junai.  
 
 
How to Reach,
Nearest Railway Station: Tuticorin Railway Station 
 
Nearest Airport: Tuticorin Southwest Airport
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Tuticorin
Location
Melaputhukudi
Address
Arunjunai Katha Ayyanar Koil, Melaputhukudi, Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu 628201
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Melaputhukudi
Nearest Railway Station
Tuticorin (TN)
Nearest Airport
Tuticorin Southwest Airport
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latitude : 8.724240303 longitude :78.025802610
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GPS Code : VO80

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