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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  • This temple is located at a distance of about 7 - 8 KMS from Kanyakumari. This temple is one among the rare temples where " Shiva , Vishnu And Brahma " are worshipped in a single temple...  more »
  • The place is full of architectural wonders and workmanship. Luckily we took a guide who could explain the details..the musical pillars, the yaali sculpture where you can insert a stick through it...  more »
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  • Excellent place , lots to know about our Hindu culture n tradition.. sculptures are really unique with precision... leaves one wondering as to how such postures could b etched on stones..
  • One of the very old temple in India. One must visit here to find out the architecture that were used then. Very calm but the priest are money minded. But just ignore them and feel the place.

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