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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  • The Thanumalayan Temple is located in Suchindram between Nagercoil and Kanyakumari. It is an ancient temple with idols of many deities. We had very less time at the temple and just took darshan very q...  more »
  • This place shouldn't be visited as a religious sanctum. But is a great place to be explored as a relic.  more »
  • This is one of the important temple we visited in Kanyakumari, upon reaching there we realized parking is not managed properly, though they charge you but leave you at your own mercy to park your vehi...  more »
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  • A Very Old Temple where you can worship all Hindu Gods. Stone inscriptions can be seen.
  • Original parts of temple are 2000 years old and better preserved than anything in Europe. Went during off hours and had a great tour from the priests. Unique and detailed carvings made of single stones. The famous musical pillars. Priests need to keep the place running so be prepared to spend about 800 as they will haggle you a bit
  • This is shrine where only you can see Siva,Brahma,Vishnu in one Linga ..I love this place ..
  • Good historical temple fallen into bad hands. Very commercial priests. Poor temple maintenance. But one can go to visit the temple but should be careful of the priests inside the temple who will really loot the devotees.
  • Photography inside Temple not allowed. Famous for Linga with Brahma Vishnu and Shiva combined, Navagraha mantapa and very tall Hanuman. Must read about local legends before visiting for admiration.

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