The river Tamravarni reaches the plains at
Papanasam. Over the Papanasam junction, the Papanasam Hyd ro, Electric Plant with the
Upper and Lower Dams has been constructed in recent years.
Papanasam is at the foot of the mountain ranges, and the bed is rocky. The temple is
famous for the absolution of all sins
committed by human beings; hence the name PAPANASAM (or Papa Vinasanam).