Guhanadeswara Temple, located near Kanyakumari Amman Temple, is an old temple situated at Kanyakumari
. Dedicated to Lord Shiva
, the temple was constructed by Rajaraja Chola during his reign in AD 984. Guhanadeswara Temple, which has been built along the lines of the Thanjavur Temple is in a dilapidated condition at present. Inscriptions believed to be from the period of Chola, Pandya, Vijayanagara, and Travancore kings are carved on the rock walls of the temple. Rock inscriptions in
are also found on the walls of the sannidhi mandapa near the flag mast.
To reach this place, the nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 80 km away from Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Buses are available from Nagercoil, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirunelveli and Madurai.