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. Plan your Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirunelveli using our Tirunelveli day trip planner.
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  • One has to view this spectacular architecture that was constructed ages ago by d early Pandyas. U just cannot believe it was built during 700 AD . Such a divine and blissful feeling the whole atmosphe...  more »
  • This temple is one of the biggest temple in South India. The lord Siva and Gandhimathi ambal is main god.  more »
  • After entered the temple my wife and I amazed...really its wow.... to see two large temple in one complex. Stone pillars are very big and unusual with varieties of deity sculpture models.... if you ar...  more »

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