Vavathurai is a village in Kanyakumari which is famous for a catholic church known as the St Arockia Nathar Church. The church is located on the shoreline of Kanyakumari. It was launched in 2010 by the current bishop of Kottar, Most Rev. Peter Remigius.
The church in Vavathurai is devoted to St Arockia Nathar. The meaning of the name Arockia Nathar is one who constantly rescues the people from illness and provides good health to everyone. The church looks simply stunning because it is erected on the seashore with a blue background (due to the blue-coloured sky).