Devipattinam - Overview

Devipattinam, a coastal village also known as Navabashanam, has a temple dedicated to Devi who is said to have killed the demon Mahishasura at this spot. It is said that Rama calmed the sea at this coastal village to install nine stones representing the Navagrahas or the nine planets.

It is the place where Mahishasura was slayed by Goddess Durga Devi. Rama is said to have set up stones here for the planets. Besides, there are two temples here, one dedicated to Thilakesava and the other to Jagannatha. The beach is full of multicoloured shells and corals of varied forms thrown by the waves of the sea. Hence, it came to be called also be Ratnakara Kshetram

The Hindus perform religious rites for the forefathers here. Now a days not only the Hindus all other religious people are also coming for worshiping the god. Minimum 7,50,000 pilgrims and tourists are coming to this place per year. This place is very much linked with Rameswaram and other religious places in the Ramanathapuram District. So, most of the pilgrims and tourists who are all coming to Rameswaram, will come to this Navapasanam (Devipattinam) also.