How to Reach the Temple

Sri Adi Keshava Perumal at Thiruvattar is located near the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border about 6 km north-east of Marthandam town, 30 km north-west of Nagercoil (in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu) and 54 km from Trivandrum. By car, one can reach Thiruvattar in half hour from Nagercoil (about 30kms).

Nearest Railway Station: Kulithurai (Marthandam) – Ananthapuri Express stops here.

Address:  Adi Kesava Perumal Koil, Thiruvattaru, PO 629177 Kanyakumari District

How to reach the temple

Places nearby Sri Adikeshava Perumal temple, Thiruvattar

Places nearby Sri Adikeshava Perumal temple, Thiruvattar

Kanyakumari: Kanyakumari (formerly known as Cape Comorin) is less than 2-3 hour drive from Trivandrum. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 79 verses 16-17 mentions that Lord Balarama visited Kanyakumari in the course of His pilgrimage. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu also visited Kanyakumari during His South India tour as stated in Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 9.223.

Sri Rajagopala Swamy Kulasekhara Perumal Temple, Mannarkoil near Tirunelveli: This is the place where Kulasekara spent his final days. He stayed here for some time serving the presiding Deity, Rajagopala Swamy. There in association of Vaishnavas, he worshiped the deity of Rajagopala Swamy and returned to the spiritual world at the age 67. Mannarkoil is a small village located at a distance of around 5 km from Ambasamudram near Tirunelveli. From Tirunelveli it takes about 1 hour to reach Sri Rajagopala Swamy Kulasekara Perumal temple in Mannarkoil. This temple is over 1000 years old and has beautiful architecture.

Thirukurungkudi Temple: This is an important Vaishnava temple and is amongst 108 divya-deshams. Known as the ‘Dakshina Badri’, Thirukurungudi temple is located about 40 km from Tirunelveli (and about 15kms from Nanguneri) off the Nagercoil highway at the foot of the Mahendra hill on the Western Ghat. Thirukurungudi is a village with history dating back more than 1500 years. At Badrinath, Lord Narayana instructed Sripad Ramanujacharya. Here, at Thirukurungkudi, He took the role of a disciple and obtained Vaishnava initiation from Ramanuja. Hence the Lord here is called Vaishnava Nambi. Thirukurungudi is also known as Kuranga-kshetram. Kuranga is the name of Bhoomi (earth) devi who performed penance for the Lord in this holy place. The Lord here has 39 different names including Kurungkudi Nambi, Tirupparkadal Nambi and Malai Mel Nambi.Less than half a kilometre from the main temple, is the Thirupaarkadal Nambi temple and about 8 km from here on the Western Ghats is the Thirumalai Nambi temple, from where Hanuman is said to have taken the leap to Lanka.


Brahma-samhita – Srila Prabhupada chanting: Brahma-samhita (audio)

Brahma-samhita book:

Seminar in Hindi on Brahma Samhita by H.H Bhakti Charu Maharaj in Ujjain.

Lecture by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj on Glories of Lord Adi Kesava and Brahma-samhita during South India Yatra 2010

Glories of Lord Adi Kesava and Brahma-samhita


Glories of Lord Adi Kesava and Brahma-samhita