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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. Plan your Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirunelveli using our Tirunelveli day trip planner.
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  • This temple is the centre of town (Corporation actually) in Tirunelveli, South India. The massive temple has one entry with two identical Saivite temples one each for main Deity, Nellaiappar (Shiva... 
    This temple is the centre of town (Corporation actually) in Tirunelveli, South India. The massive temple has one entry with two identical Saivite temples one each for main Deity, Nellaiappar (Shiva...  more »
  • If I can walk in and to every corner without hindrance, or unnecessary conversation, it helps in achieving my goals. I visited the temple at 9am on a weekday. The grandeur and amazing architecture of....  more
    If I can walk in and to every corner without hindrance, or unnecessary conversation, it helps in achieving my goals. I visited the temple at 9am on a weekday. The grandeur and amazing architecture of....  more »

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