Thalavirutcham are unique rare  trees cultivated in each temple. In general every temple will have a Thalavirutcham ( rare tree ) and have one or more Theertham ( water source like - river, lake, pond, well and sea). They are worshiped and have medicinal values. Nelli tree is the Thalavirutcham of Aavinankudi temple.

Theertham is a water source associated to a temple. In general each temple is associated with a water source. This water source can be a lake, pond, well, or even sea. It is assumed that piligrims takes bath at the Theertham and then go for the temple. Saravana poigai ( river ) is the Theertham associated with the Aavinankudi temple.




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