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Thanumalaya Temple

Thanumalaya Temple, popularly referred to as the Suchindram Temple, is an ancient shrine in Suchindram, about 12 km from Kanyakumari. Trimurti the combined force of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma in the form of a ling is the presiding deity here.

The shrine is believed to have been erected over a period spanning approximately 600 years. Built of stone, the shrine is noted for its architectural splendor in Dravidian style. Noteworthy among the features are a beautiful gopuram of 130 ft high and inscriptions dating back to the 9th century.

Thanumalaya Temple is a treasure trove of sculpture, prominent being an imposing 3 m tall image of Lord Hanuman, gigantic statue of Nandi, the image depicting the scene of Geethopathesa (Bhagavad Gita), and the sculpture of Vinayaki the female form of Lord Vinayak(Lord Ganesh). Musical pillars add to the charm of the temple. The temple is open from 03:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kanyakumari
Location: Suchindram    


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