Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, Kanyakumari

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A grand structure with an eye-catching facade, Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil probably dates back to the 17th century and remains best known for its intricate stone carvings of various Hindu deities. The structure's standout feature, the facade exhibits a remarkable architectural design featuring four stone pillars standing 5.5 m (18 ft) high. When struck, the pillars emit sounds of various musical notes. Be prepared to pay for participating in various temple customs and services. By using our Kanyakumari visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and other attractions in Kanyakumari.
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  • Very big temple of God with separate sanctum sanctorum for Shiva, vishnu and Brahma. The temple is also famous for huge Anjaneya. The temple is very fast and very well maintained. Thoroughly... 
    Very big temple of God with separate sanctum sanctorum for Shiva, vishnu and Brahma. The temple is also famous for huge Anjaneya. The temple is very fast and very well maintained. Thoroughly...  more »
  • This is a very ancient and big temple well known for it's sculptures. This is also known as Sati Anasuya's place where she made Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara to babies with her power. Nari Ganesh... 
    This is a very ancient and big temple well known for it's sculptures. This is also known as Sati Anasuya's place where she made Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara to babies with her power. Nari Ganesh...  more »
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  • Beautiful temple which is spread over 5 acres. If you are visiting from elsewhere take a tour from a local. We were fortunate enough to have a guided tour from one of the priests over there. The Dancing Hallway, Musical Pillars with beats and also different musical instrument pillars are my favourites in the temple. Ideology, Philosophy and Architecture are mesmerizing. One of the best temples i visited on my trip.
  • The stunning splendour of the architecture is mind boggling. However, in accordance with temple custom, before entering the day temple, you are required to remove your shirt in order to do so. Aside from that, it appears to be a typical temple. The instrumental pillars as well as the musical pillars are simply incredible. There is a significant sculptural tradition here... There is no loss of originality. One of the famous temple in Tamilnadu.

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