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Title: Avatharappathi  
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Subject: Ayya Vaikundar, Ayyavazhi, Pathi, Ayyavazhi holy sites, Worship centers of Ayyavazhi, Ayya Vaikunda Avataram, Outline of Ayyavazhi
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Avathara Pathi is a phrase in Tamil which represents 'The place where God incarnates'. The Avathara Pathi is one among the holy places of the religion of Ayyavazhi,(see: Ayyavazhi Holy Sites) which had been erected in Thiruchendur. Avathara Pathi is located half-a-mile south to the Murugan Temple, in the sea-shore.

According to Akilattirattu Ammanai (the holy text of Ayyavazhi) Lord Narayana was incarnated as Ayya Vaikundar in the sea and Lord Vaikundar arose from the sea at this place. In honour of this event the Avatharappathi is erected there. This was not included in Panchappathi and also not recognized as a Pathi by Ayya Vaikundar. Also some argue that, as it was not recognized as a Pathi by Ayya Vaikundar it should not be called a Pathi. Also, Akilattirattu Ammanai or Arul Nool don't mention it.

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Coordinates: 8°29′26.74″N 78°7′33.41″E / 8.4907611°N 78.1259472°E / 8.4907611; 78.1259472

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