Hi, welcome to the web-site of Kodaganallur, the scenic village on the banks of Tamraparni (also spelt as Tamirabarani, Tamarabarani, Tamiraparani, Tambarabarani, ...) in Tirunelveli District, India.
This site is intended to bring together people whose roots are in the village, and others who're interested.
We would appreciate your suggestions on what more you desire to see in this site.
What's new….. The Kumbabhishekam of Sri Kailasanathar temple (Sevvai sthalam among the navakailasas) was performed with great religious fervour on 17 March 2006. Go through a photo-feature on the function and a brief report, here.
Click here to read a comprehensive account of Kodaganallur village, its history, its name, its layout, and its temples in a Historical Perspective presented by (Late) KV Soundara Rajan--Additional Director General (Retd.), Archaeological Survey of India.
Click here to read about the renewed interest of descendants in religious activities, in renowned writer, orator and reviewer Dr. Prema Nandakumar's "And Quiet Flows the Tamraparni".
Read folklore associated with the village here (in Tamil).
Read about the five unique temples each with a hoary background here.
If you are a Tamraparni fan, or have had the pleasure of a dip in this endearing river which flows ever so elegantly, Click here to know more ..
Read here about the infrastructural development in Kodaganallur UrAtchi in recent years .
Welcome to KodaganallUr!
· A beautiful village on the banks of the river Tamraparni. 14 km west of Tirunelveli, off Nadukkallur on the Tirunelveli--Sermadevi state highway.
· The birthplace of men of God like Sri Sundara Swamigal, sangIta vidwAns like Subbiah BhAgavatar, traditional Vedic experts like Sundara GanapAdigaL.
· Houses ancient temples dating back to the 12th century - a Vishnu temple for Sri BrihanmAdhava and a ShivA temples for Sri AbhimuktEwara and Sri Kailasanatha - one of the nava-kailasAs.
· Houses the only Sankara mathA established in Tamilnadu, by the Sringeri mathA of Karnataka, centuries ago.
· Retains, to this day, the typical character of a village of ancient times- with an amman temple, tAmarai pushkarani, Vishnu and Shiva temples, and exclusive agrahArams.
· Half-hour drive from Tirunelveli, a buzzing city with its own famous temples for Sri Nellaiappar and Sri Kantimati.
· On a radius of 25 kms from the village are the famous Kutralam falls, Kalakkadu sanctuary, and the world-renowned mat-weaving centre Pattamadai.