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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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  • The temple is situated in the heart of Tirunelveli. Once I entered the temple from the hassle and noise of the city, it's like I entered a totally different world. The temple is huge, so huge that it'...  more »
  • This temple dedicated to Nellaiyappar and Kanthimathi Amman is a powerful place for spiritual seekers. Also present adjacent to the Shiva shrine is the shrine for Lord Perumal in the lying posture. Th...  more »
  • Located around 3 kms from the Railway Junction , this Siva temple is huge and aesthetically built . There are many small temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha , Lord kaethikeya apart from the main Lord Si...  more »