Thursday, February 9, 2012
பான தீர்த்தம் (பாபநாசம் சிவன் கோவில்)
This is situated near the Papanasam Dam in the Kallidaikurichi – Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve forest. A dense, low altitude reserve forest in the majestic western ghat, the reserve forest not just houses the tigers, but also houses the fast disappearing Langurs, Indian Peafowl (Peacocks and Peahens) and the spotted deer. On reaching the dam, we had to take the motor boat across the reservoir to reach the place. The maximum capacity of the dam is about 145ft.
It is a good 2km (approx) travel across the lake, which will take about 20 minutes to cross. and with good monsoon and more rains, this distance will increase along with the water level
This is famous for the falls of about 100 ft height (next to kollihills). This is also one of the divine and holy water and it is beleived that if anyone wants to turn as a saint, it is good to take a bath here first and then live a peaceful saint life.