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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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  • Temple was crowded but crowd management was excellent. Had an excellaebt darshan of the Lord. Tickets for special darshan was only Rs 5/- per person.  more »
  • Yes the temple is very ancient and great During Pandia kingdom constricted both gods are very poerfull  more »
  • A very Big temple with a tall gopuram at the entrance. The poojas are conducted with devotion and verve.  more »