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. Take a look at our Kanyakumari itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is one of the main tourist place when it comes to kanyakumari! Very beautiful Temple to visit. One important note for all travelers who visit this place is please don't hear even a word from the ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Those who like architect of Tamilians should visit the temple Worth going Especially the musical pillars once should visit the temple to see the pillars Cons: inside the temple the group of priest wil...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Thanumalayan Temple is a very old temple of nearly 1300 years history.The temple has beautiful architecture and it is a very peaceful place.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    A Very Old Temple where you can worship all Hindu Gods. Stone inscriptions can be seen.
  • January 4, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    This is shrine where only you can see Siva,Brahma,Vishnu in one Linga ..I love this place ..
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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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