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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  • Must visit temple to worship lord shiva (Nellaiappar) and Gandhimathi amma. This temple is said to be one of the largest shiva temple in Asia. It is a must visit temple when in Tiruneliveli  more »
  • This was our 2nd visit of this holy place. Swami Nellaiappar Temple is dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Nellaiappar represented by the lingam and his consort Goddess...  more »
  • Amazing temple. I wish to come again and again for this temple.it's huge.just parking,less space.other wise.t s a main attraction of the city.  more »
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