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Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Tirunelveli

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Visit the complex of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and admire its two huge temples dedicated to Shiva and his companion Parvathi. The gopurams, or pyramidal towers, date back to the 7th century, and other features were gradually added on through the ages. Look out for the 48 subpillars of the two single-stone giants in the complex, each apparently producing a note when stuck. Originally set in a bamboo forest, the temple now stands in the heart of the city, close to all that it has to offer. See Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and all Tirunelveli has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tirunelveli vacation builder.
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  • Nelliappan temple is located in heart of Tirunelveli on the banks of Tamira Parni river. The diety here is Nelliappan (Lord Siva in the form of Lingam) and Goddess Kanthimathi. This temple is built by...  more »
  • This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located in Tirunelveli Town. Shiva is worshipped as Nellaiappar as also Venu Vana Nathar. God is in the form of Lingam. Goddess is Kanthimathi Am...  more »
  • The enormous temple structure with its vast expanses take at least a couple of hours to cover. The sculpted pillars and the idol are a marvellous example of ancient artisans at their best and Indian c...  more »