About Krishnapuram Temple
is a small village situated in Tirunelveli District at a distance of about
six miles from Tirunelveli town. There are a plenty of images and idols of
sculptural interest in the temple, enticing hundreds of visitors. Lord
Venkata- Chalapathy has been installed here with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi.
Pujas and abhishekam are being conducted to the Lord daily and some
important festivals are celebrated every year (Krishnapuram Tour India).
Images of rare workmanship !
There are many impressive images of ingenious and exquisite workmanship in
the mandaparn, which is just opposite the presiding deity. One of the
pillars represents the story of the adventure of Bhimasena with
Purushamrigam. To fulfil the ritual at an important yagna, Yudhishthira
required the milk of Purushamrigam, a half-man, half-beast denizen of the
forests, this creature is a devoted Siva bhakta and Bhimasena achieved his
purpose when it was in deep penance.
Krishnapuram's lithic images are unique in nature than that of others found
in other temples. They are very vivacious. Life seems to overflow the river
of sculptures. This temple can be referred as touch stone for art critics.
This kind of liveliness can only be seen here and not elsewhere.
Festivals of the temple !
» Vaikasi Visagam (May - June)
Enormous devotees numbering
about two lakhs will participate in the festival. The procession of Sri
Jayanthinathar with Valli and Deivanai is conducted during night and Tourist Places to See Krishnapuram
» Skanda Sasti festival - 7 days (October - November)
numbering about 5 lakhs will participate in the above festival. On this
festival occasion devotees fast for all six days. On the sixth day
Surasamharam is demonstrated. On the 7th day Thirukkalyanam to Deivanai is
celebrated in a grand manner
The name of the village !
This village is named after the King Kumar Krishnappa Naicker son of
Viswanatha Kumarappa Naicker, the greatest among Naicker kings. Earlier,
this place was called Venkatapuram. Later it was named after Krishnappa
Naicker who had constructed the temple and called as Krishnapuram. Some may
say it is named after the Vijaya Nagar King Krishna Devarayar.