Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, Kanyakumari

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A grand structure with an eye-catching facade, Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil probably dates back to the 17th century and remains best known for its intricate stone carvings of various Hindu deities. The structure's standout feature, the facade exhibits a remarkable architectural design featuring four stone pillars standing 5.5 m (18 ft) high. When struck, the pillars emit sounds of various musical notes. Be prepared to pay for participating in various temple customs and services. By using our Kanyakumari visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and other attractions in Kanyakumari.
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  • I got my hotel to organise a trip out here and then on to the fort for Rs500. The Temple was fantastic. I thought more interesting than the one in Kanyakumari. I had a guide attach himself to me, but ...  more »
  • This was my second visit to this place.Long back in 1980s when I visited the temple it was not there on the visitors list so less of commercialization was there.Those days as a child I enjoyed the mus...  more »
  • So sad that the whole of the visit is that we should "Donate" money ... Otherwise is probably an interesting Hindu temple. I tried to confine myself to try to experience something-but it's not easy when a man pulls in all the time. Boring!!
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  • A beautiful South Indian temple. Reach early else be prepared to get trampled between shirtless men as the doors get closed. Avoid paying Rs. 250 at main gate for special entry if the crowd is less. It will just save you hardly 10 minutes. Men must wear the traditional dhoti and no shirt, not even a vest. These are the traditions and must be respected. In morning hours with less rush you can feel good with the essence of the puja. However avoid during rush. Happy travelling!
  • The festivals in that temple are really awesome. Each containing some story behind it. It's fun being with such a huge crowd and enjoying the place's architecture.
  • Ancient temple. It is open till 8 pm at night. Feel great visiting. It felt really different over here. Very good feeling. People try to make money everywhere, be careful about that. Must visit temple. One among the top temple in south India. It's a different temple, where you have all the navagraham on the ceiling.
  • Plesant experience. Temple is always crowded since this temple is one of the main temples of south India. This is the only temple where we can see Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva together. Very powerful temple.
  • A lovely temple with beautiful sculptured pillars and golden deities to revere. Fortunately, not much of a crowd, less noise...making the ambience peaceful and serene.

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