Perumal : Venkatachalapathi
Mother Goddess : Padmavathi
Procession deity : Srivasar
Holy tree: Punnai
Holy spring : Teppakulam
Speciality : Sculpture
Scriptural name: Parpakulam
All men and women having the usual problems for getting children, settlement of marriages, promotions in life come to this temple for solutions.
Those unable to visit the Seven Hills Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh, come to Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathi temple mainly for offering their hair. They offer silk sari to Mother Padmavathi, Panchamirtham (made of fruits) to the Lord and distribute it to the visiting devotees.
Krishnapuram temple sculptures are noted for their high workmanship and artistic skills throughout the world. These stones speak. Every stone is a live art work. The visitor cannot afford to divert his eye from the sculptures. The Tamilnadu chief minister Karunanidhi says that he would spend at least 30 minutes before these sculptures when he has an opportunity to visit the shrine.
Krishnapuram temple is the one for those who could not go up to Tirupathi. The stones produce so melodious a voice as bronze bells here.
Krishnapuram is 11 Kms from Tirunelveli, 40 from Thoothukudi and 47 from Tiruchendur.
Convenient lodges are available in Palayamkottai, the charges quite reasonable from Rs. 100 to Rs. 250. Bus conveniences are comfortably available from Tirunelveli in short frequencies. Nearest railway stations are Seithinganallur and Tirunelveli. Airport Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai.
11 day Purattasi (October-September) Brammotsavam, Vaikunda Ekadasi in Margazhi (December-January) _ drawing about 5 lakh devotees, Mattu Pongal (the next day of Pongal) all Saturdays, Tamil and English New Year days, are festival days in the temple.
There is no Sthala Purana ( history of the place) as such for the place. The temple belongs to 16th Century. It is the creation of a learned and skilled sculptor who saw a rock with red lines on it that provoked the fertile imagination in him and produced pillars and walls woven with immortal art. This is the news recorded in the inscriptions.