Papanasam, Tirunelveli

Papanasam also spelt as Pavanasam is a famous picnic spot in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Ambasamudram Taluk. It is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Tirunelveli. The site features tourist attractions like Thamirabarani River, Agasthiyar Falls, Siva Temple, and Papanasam dam and hydroelectric power plant.

Papanasam
Pavanasam
Village
Papanasam is located in Tamil Nadu
Papanasam
Papanasam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°42′43″N 77°23′35″E / 8.712°N 77.393°E / 8.712; 77.393Coordinates: 8°42′43″N 77°23′35″E / 8.712°N 77.393°E / 8.712; 77.393
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictTirunelveli
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
627425
Vehicle registrationTN-76

Neighbouring townsEdit

Vikramasingapuram and Ambasamudram are the nearby towns. It falls under Tirunelveli District.

GeographyEdit

It is situated at the bank of Thamirabarani river. It is called Thamirabarani since copper (thamiram in Tamil) content in the water is high.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Papanasam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31.5
(88.7)
33.2
(91.8)
33.5
(92.3)
33.7
(92.7)
32.2
(90.0)
31.3
(88.3)
31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
31.2
(88.2)
29.6
(85.3)
29.4
(84.9)
31.6
(88.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
27.1
(80.8)
28.6
(83.5)
29.4
(84.9)
29.8
(85.6)
28.7
(83.7)
28
(82)
28.2
(82.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.7
(81.9)
26.4
(79.5)
25.9
(78.6)
27.9
(82.1)
Average low °C (°F) 22.2
(72.0)
22.7
(72.9)
24.4
(75.9)
25.4
(77.7)
26
(79)
25.2
(77.4)
24.8
(76.6)
24.8
(76.6)
24.6
(76.3)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
22.4
(72.3)
24.2
(75.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37
(1.5)
30
(1.2)
49
(1.9)
88
(3.5)
82
(3.2)
101
(4.0)
79
(3.1)
47
(1.9)
63
(2.5)
202
(8.0)
204
(8.0)
93
(3.7)
1,075
(42.5)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 76m)[1]

OccupationEdit

The town is surrounded by green paddy fields. It is well known for Madura coats, a fabric production company. This town is also well known for its schools. There are about 108 herbs available in the Papanasam hill area which are not found in other part of the world.

Tourist attractionsEdit

Manjolai Hills

Located between elevations ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 metres, the Manjolai area is set deep within the Western Ghats within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar dam and the Manimuthar waterfalls, the Manjolai area comprises tea plantations, small settlements around the tea plantations, upper Kodaiyar dam and a windy viewpoint called Kuthiravetti.

The tea plantations and the whole of Manjolai Estates are tea operated by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd on forest lands leased by the government of Tamil Nadu. There are three tea estates within the Manjolai area—Manjolai Estate, Manimutharu Estate and Oothu Estate. The estates are located on elevations ranging between 2,300 ft. to 4,200 ft. The estates, road and the settlements in the Manjolai area are managed by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.

  • Papanasam River (2 km from Vikramasingapuram)
  • Agasthiar Falls
  • Vaana Theertham Falls
  • Papanasam dam
  • Papanasam (upper) Kaarayaar dam
  • Servalar dam
  • Manimutthaar dam
  • ThaiCines—The district's largest movie hall, capable of 1,830 viewers (thaai means 'mother')
  • Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve [2]
 
Long view of Karayar Dam, Papanasam, Tirunelveli

TourismEdit

The Papanasanathar Temple lies on the banks of Thambaraparani river where the main deity is Lord Shiva in the name of Papanasar (destroyer of sins, பாவங்களை அழிக்கும் இடம்). The name of the goddess is Lord Loganayaki, who is also known as Ulagambigai.

The Maha Puskaram Festival which occurs once every 144 years, was inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu governor on 10 October 2018 by taking a holy bath in the Tamiraparani river, opposite the Sivan Temple, and continued until 21 October 2018.

CollegeEdit

Thiruvalluvar arts college is famous in this area.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Papanasam (altitude: 76m) - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ Tourism information from Nellai website
 
Banatheertham falls, Karayar dam, Papanasam Tirunelveli.

https://www.maalaimalar.com/News/TopNews/2018/10/11100602/1206850/Thamirabarani-Maha-Pushkaram-begins-in-Tirunelveli.vpf