Monday, November 25, 2013

Bhoothalingaswamy Temple, Bhoothapandy.

Bhoothapandy is situated at a distance of 7 kms from Nagercoil. The village derives its name from the Bhoothalingaswamy Temple situated there. The temple is a very ancient one believed to be constructed by the king Pasum Pon Pandyan who was the son of Bhoothapandyan. The lingam is believed to be a "swayambhu" one.
According to Kerala Mahatmiyam the Pandiyas invaded Kerala with an army of Bhuthathans (spirits) and they were defeated by the warrior sage, Parasurama. The boundary of Kerala and Pandya kingdoms were fixed at Bhoothapandy as a compromise.
Route: Trivandrum - Nagercoil - Vadasserri - Putheri - Erachakulam - Easantimangalam - Thuvarancaud - Bhoothapandy
The ride is a pretty scenic one through the interiors of rustic Tamilnadu.


  1. This is the first time i have heard about this temple.Your blog gave me a lot of information about this temple.If any one wants to travel to this then you can book tickets in Volvo Bus Booking and enjoy your travel.

  2. I was driving through Bhoothapandi route on my way to Bangalore from Thiruvananathapuram. Had no idea the rich history behind this place and also the temple. Thank you for sharing this info.