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Krishnapuram Temple

Krishnapuram temple also known as Venkatachalapathy temple is situated 12 km from Thirunelveli at Krishnapuram village on Thirunelveli- Tiruchendur main road. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is renowned for its remarkable 17C-18C carvings. The lord is installed here as Venkatachalapathy along with this consorts Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. Daily rituals and poojas are performed to the deity. The main festivals of the temple are Vaikasi Visakham held in the month of May-June and Skanda Shasthi festival celebrated for 7 days in October-November.

Krishnapuram temple is really a wealth house of stone monument. The temple sculptures are noted for their high workmanship and artistic skills throughout the world. The figures of the sculptures are of life size and are carved with intricate delicacy. On the northern side of the temple, there is a Veerappa Naick Mandapam with two beautifully carved elephants at its entrance. Six pillars can be seen at the center of the mandapam which bear images of exquisite beauty depicting scenes from the Puranas. One of the pillars depicts the story of the adventure of Bhimasena with Purushamrigam, a half-man and half-beast who an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Another shows Arjuna with a flowing beard performing penance with bow and arrow in his hands. Yet another shows a princess and a prince being abducted by a Kuravan and a Kuratti (gypsies) and rescued by a king. The statue of Rati (Goddess of Love) is also carefully illustrated in a pillar with all its eternal beauty, humility, reverent and have a mixture appearance of self-satisfaction and serene contentment . The figures of the female body, dress and ornaments are carved in a magnificent style that shows the wonderful skillfulness of the artist. 

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