Tenkasi Details

Origin of the name:

Population: As of 2001[update] India census, Tenkasi had a population of 62,828. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%





Tenkasi also boast of many well reputed schools. There are good number of schools in Tenkasi and Courtallam



         Sivam Wood Industries

         Viswas Industries


         MSK Wood Industries

         Transworld Granite Industries

         Kerala Hitech Industries Limited

         Sarath Hawaies Industries


Movie Theatre

Geography : Tenkasi is located at 858N 7718E / 8.97N 77.3E / 8.97; 77.3


Tourism: .

Tenkasi (South Kasi) is famous for its Ulagamman Temple and its Shiva Temple. The Ulagamman temple was built by Parakrama Pandian, but was shattered by lightning. In the 1990s, the temple was restored with much financial assistance of Sivanthi Adithan and others, and it was given a fresh coat of paint again in 2006 by the same philanthropists. However, the first few feet from the ground has not been painted as that part appears to have survived the lightning. The gopuram or the entry gateway remains among the highest in southern Tamil Nadu. The main deity here is Kasi Viswanathar (Shiva). This temple has three Sannidhis [a unique aspect] - Sivan, Amman and Murugan Sannidhis. This temple has beautiful sculptures and also has musical stone pillars, that emit notes of different pitch when tapped with fingers. The entrance is really grand, with heavy steps. One could view the majestic Temple Gopuram even while entering the town. The Gopuram of the temple welcomes pilgrims with a pleasant cool breeze straight from the nearby Thirikooda Malai.

Tenkasi has the other magnificent Kulasekaranathar Temple, which has been in a closed state for ages. There is also a temple pond in middle of the town, adjoining the Kannimaramman Temple. There are a row of houses along the Kannimariamman Temple, famous among them being the Justice and Advocate villas.

Anggalap Parameshwari Temple is in Malayan Street and it is famous for 10 days festival, with Sivarathiri and Alaghu. Esakki Amman Kovil is also located in Malayan street.



Tenkasi தென்காசி is a town and a municipality in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats near the Courtallam Waterfalls.Tenkasi is also famous for saaral (சாரல் drizzling). During May-August every year, people enjoy saaral in Tenkasi.The main tourist attraction of Tenkasi is Courtallam, with exotic waterfalls and healing spas.Tenkasi is at the footsteps of Thirikooda Malai (Thiri koodal means the joining of three - convergence of three mountains) - a picturesque place.

K.M from Chennai : Tenkasi is at Distance of 624.0 km


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1. Chithirai   : Visu, Vasantha Urcheva,Natarajar Abisekam.Apparswamy  Gurupooja

    2. Vaikasi     : Thirugnana sambandar gurupooja

    3. Aani         : Amavasai , Aadi pooram, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar  Gurupooja
    4. Aavani     : Natarajar Abisekam, pallaiyar festival , float festival  Vinayakar chathurthi

    5. Purattasi  : Navarathri festival vijayadasami

    6. Aippasi    : VisuTheer thavari, Thirukalyan festival, Skanda Shasti

    7. Karthigai : Thirukarthigai, Somavaram

    8. Markazhi : Thiruvathirai, Thanupooja Vairavar vadamalai

    9. Thai        : Thaipoosam, Pathratheepam, Paarivettai.

  10. Maasi      : Massi Mahapramochavam, Mahasivaratri            

  11. Pangui     : Panguniuthram.