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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  • July 14, 2017
    Nellaiyappar temple Cart pulling is the one of the most beautiful and important accassion in tirunelveli.....the total trinelveli town stunned on that day..not only the Hindus will go but also people ...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    No words to share. I suggest visitors.. please visit Kanthimathi-Nellaiappar temple, and after having Darshan, dissolve yourself in to the temple structures, sculptures. It is a great archaeological w...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    One need not be religious to visit this temple. The architecture is amazing and certainly worth a visit for those interested in art and architecture.  more »

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