Kanyakumari Temples

Chidaraal

45 Km from Kanniyakumari. A temple on the hill rock in Chidaraal has the sculptures of Jam Thirtankaras. The Chidaraal temple and sculptures are preserved and being maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

Guganathaswamy Temple

This is a more than 1000 years old temple and is said to have been boil by the king Raja Raja Chola. The architectural style of the Cholas is quite apparent in this temple. It is located near railway station. There are 16 inscriptions found in this temple that date back to the years 1038 A.D., 1044 A.D., 1045 A.D., 1048 A.D. etc., Visiting Hours: 06:00 A.M. to 11:15 and 05:00 P.M. to 08:45 P.M.

Guganathaswamy Temple

This is a more than 1000 years old temple and is said to have been boil by the king Raja Raja Chola. The architectural style of the Cholas is quite apparent in this temple. It is located near railway station. There are 16 inscriptions found in this temple that date back to the years 1038 A.D., 1044 A.D., 1045 A.D., 1048 A.D. etc., Visiting Hours: 06:00 A.M. to 11:15 and 05:00 P.M. to 08:45 P.M.

Kumari Amman Temple

Picturesquely situated overlooking the shore, this temple and the nearby bathing Ghat attract tourists from all over the world. According to legends, Dcvi did penance here to secure Lord Siva’s hand in marriage. When she was unsuccessful, she vowed to remain a virgin (Kanya). The Diamond nose-ring of this deity is famous for its sparkling splendour which is supposed to be visible even from the sea. Ph: 04652-246223

Keralapuram

The vinayaka of Keralapuram, near Thukalay, is a puzzle to everyone, as the deity changes its color. It remains black for six months and white for the remaining six months.

Maruthuva Malai

The Maruthuva Malai also known as the Marunthu Vazhum Malai the abode of medicinal herbs, forms part of the western ghats. According to tradition, the Maruthuva Malai is a fragment of the Sanjeevi Mountain, a piece of which fell down here, and it was carried by Hanuman from Mahendragiri to Srilanka for healing the fatal wounds of Lakshmana, the brother of Rama, the epic hero. It stretches for more than a km, reaching a height of 800 feet at the highest point. It is about 11km. from Nagercoil.

Murugan Kundram

3 Km from Kaniyakumari. It is a place where calm abides and peace reigns, all under August aegis of Sun and the Moon. A fine day to visit this place is on ‘Chithra Pournami’ a full moon day in the month of April.

Nagercoil

The Nagaraja temple is situated here. The images of the Jam Theerthangaras, Mahavira and Parsavanathar are found on the pillars of the temple. The entrance to this temple is reminiscent of the chinese architecture of, a Buddhist Vihar. Nagercoil is 19 Km from Kanyakumari on the way to Padmanabhapuram.

Suchindram

The Thanumalayan Temple here is a repository of art treasures. Musical pillars and huge 18 feet Hanuman Statue are the proof of the artistic skill of the time. This unique temple is dedicated to the Trimurthys Vishnu, Siva and Brahma. Two chief attractions are the g Hanuman and Vinayaki (Female Vinayaka) relief carving.
Ph: 04652-241421.

Thiruvattar

Thiruvattar is located at a distance of 70 km from Kanyakumari. The temple here is one of the finest specimens of temple art and architecture. The paintings on the walls of the temple are worth seeing.

Vallimalai

This rock cut hill temple is built on top of a small hill accessed through a flight of 300 steps. Much of the temple is within a cave. The cave temple is in three levels successively increasing in elevation. There are also shrines to Vinayakar and Kasi Viswanathar here. The construction in this temple is attributed to the Pallava rulers and to the Madurai Nayak rulers.

Erayoor Irul Neekeeswarar Temple

This siva temple situated in Erayoor at Sriperumputhur.. The deity of this temple is called irul Neekeeswarar means the Lord who remove the darkness of life. There are five theerthams (holy Tanks) in this temple. Are its special feature there names are Siva Theeriham (Mahadev Tank) presently name devaneer, Bramma Theertham (Pookulam), Vishnu Theertham (Neer kulam), Rudhra Theertljan (Theeradi kulam), Maheeswara Theertham (Allikulam) The holy tree of this temple is Kadamba according to a legendry telling virutham, moon god, sun god and Agasthiya worshiped the supreme - The Siva, in this temple.

 

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