The wrath of Lord Shiva at the death of his wife Sati, manifested in his fierce form of Veerabadhra. It is the form of Lord which is worshipped in the temple of Thiruparappu.This temple is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam.
The temple the banks of Kothayar river is fortified with high stone walls. This temple for Lord Siva faces the west. There are many old inscriptions in this temple including the one of the Pandiya King dated ninth century. The Vimana(roof) of the shrine is adorned with sculptures. There are statues of Lord Krshna and Lord Murugan
Marthandam is the nearest railway station which is connected to other parts of the state. Buses are available from Marthanadam to the temple. Trivandrum International airport is 55kms from Kulashekaram to where buses and taxis ply regularly. From Kulashekaram buses or autos will lead to Thiruparappu Mahadevar temple.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari district is the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. This area of Kanyakumari district, with its location ear the Kerala border is a major trade centre. Thriparappu water falls is a famous tourist destination
The priests perform daily rituals and puja to the diety.
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