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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The end of the line, Kanyakumari has a number of accommodations to host those adventurous enough to come here. Located close to the train station, along the handily named Main Road, you'll find some popular budget options, including family-run guesthouses and simple hotels. Further to the south along the thoroughfare, things get a little more upmarket. Take a look at the beachside hotels, offering rooms from which you can watch the sunrise without getting out of bed.
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  • Great Temple. Thanumalayan Swami means three in one God. There is a seperate statue for Anchaneyar (Hanuman) also. The festival is very great.  more »
  • A single place to find the three gods of Hinduism in a single statute is this one. Amazing architecture, There is one statute where in you can actually insert a stick into one ear and take it out the ...  more »
  • Unique temple, as it combines the three deities in one form. Displays great architecture like musical pillars, statue with hole connecting the ears, 18feet height hanuman, sanithi for Rasi etc.  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.