Ariyakudi is a town about 4 kms from Karaikudi. There is a Perumal temple in this town which is about 400 years old and this temple is called Then Thirupathi (Tirupathi of the South). The Perumal is called Thiruvenkatavudayan and Thayar is Alarmelmangai. Teppotsavam was conducted today at this temple and devotees in and around this region participated.
Other festivals in this temple includes, Tirumanjanam on Chithirai first day and Lord’s procession on Full Moon day in the same month (April-May) Brahmmotsavam in Vaikasi (May-June), Aadi Pooram in July-August, Gokhulashtami in August-September, Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Kalyanautsavam on Panguni Uthiram in March-April, are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Contact details: +91 -4565 – 231 299