Korakkar Siddhar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to famous Siddhar Korakkar located at Theroor Village near Suchindram in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. Korakkar was a Siddhar, one of the celebrated yogis of South Indian Hinduism. He was a student of the Siddhars Agathiar and Bogar, and is mentioned various times in the works of Bogar. His works include Korakkar Malai Vagatam (Korakkar’s Mountain Medicines), Malai Vaakadam, Korakkar Vaippu, Kaalamegam, Marali Varadham, Nilaiyodukam, and many more.
This Temple is very small Temple and in dilapidated condition. The Temple is located midst of paddy fields with the Western Ghats in the background. Though the Temple is known by Korakkar Siddhar Temple, the presiding deity is Shiva called as Yogeeswarar. Idols of Korakkar, Kala Bhairava and Nagars can be found in this Temple.
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The Temple is located at about 1.3 Kms from Theroor, 5 Kms from Suchindram, 8 Kms from Vadiveeswaram, 10 Kms from Nagercoil, 18 Kms from Kanyakumari and 82 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Nagercoil and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.