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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 huge, once the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu. It has 3 main shrines, that of Lord Nelliappar, Lord Natarajar and his consort Goddess Kanthimathi. It would easily take around 2 hours to ha...  more »
  • It is an old big temple with full of vibrations.In the morning session the temple closes by 1230 pm.Uchai kala poja is at 1230pm after that temple is closed.Main deity is Lord Siva and the goddess of ...  more »
  • What a beauty? No words to describe. In every temple if the deity will be the centre of attraction, this temple is unique in that the imposing structures, architectural beauty, immaculate construction...  more »