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Tenkasi, the pilgrim centre also known as the Kasi (Varanasi) of the South situated 53 km north of Thirunelveli, is famous for the Vishwanatha temple dedicated to Lord Siva. The temple has remarkable sculptures dated to the end of 17C. 2m high figures of Shiva, dancing Kali, Krishna, Rati and Bhikshatanamurti are some among others. The flagstaff of the temple that is believed to be 400 years old, is noteworthy for its sculptural beauty. Tenkasi was the home of the later Pandya chiefs in the 15C-16C and later the Madurai Nayakas. The famous Courtrallam waterfalls is located near to this place.

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