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Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Tirunelveli

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • The deities of the temple - KanthiMathi Amman and Nellaiappar Swamy are immensely powerful. The blessed feeling that one gets on darshan is available only in few other places. Have experienced miracul...  read more »
  • This temple can be reached by train , bus and local connects at Tirunelveli. You need 4-5 hours to see the temple. The lord Shiva takes his name from a couple of stories told by history. The lord prot...  read more »
  • Visited many times and during the festival session. It is one of the old temple in Tamilnadu and located in the main city. It can be easily reachable by local bus / taxi / auto. 
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