Nanguneri is a Taluk headquarters in the District
of Tirunelveli situate at a distance of 18 miles from the headquarters of the
District. The place gained importance for the location of a famous Vaishnavite temple
commonly known as Totadri Mutt. The Jeer (Spiritual Head) at Vanamamalai at Nanguneri
commauds wide reputation over Tenkalai Vaishnavites. He exercises unfettered powers over
the subordinate monasteries numbering over 200 scattered all over India, who remit their
surplus revenue to him.The Jeer commands vast resources.