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“Temple is very Good but Beware of priest.”

Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil
Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Kanyakumari
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Its really a very old temple but in wrong hands, Government should take-over and make a proper trust to maintain the temple, save save people from cheater priest.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Suchindram is a temple town situated just 12 KMs from the Kanya Kumari. It is very famous for its beautiful sculptures and musical stone pillars. It is also known as Sthanumalayan (Sthanu-Shiva; Maal-Vishnu and Ayan-Brahma) kovil. The temple is rich in sculpture and architecture and well maintained.

8  Thank Krishna1970
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

an ancient temple with a huge prahara. it takes one a good 30-45 mins to see the whole temple. it is well kept and clean. the statue of Lord Hanuman is huge. the speciality of this temple is that one can find the dieties of Brhama, Vishnu and Mahaeswara in the same sanctum sanctoram. definetly worth a visit

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

A must see temple on the way to Kanyakumari. It is a big and Old Temple. I was really impressed by the structure and very large Complex. You could find a large Hanuman statue

2  Thank Lalmohan K
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Suchindrum is a temple town situated in the southern most district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and 7 km from Nagarcoil town 70 km from adjacent Tirunelveli district and approximately 85 km from Trivandrum city. The town of Suchindrum is renowned for the Thanumalayan Temple and was an important citadel of Travancore.

Suchindram temple is unique in the whole of India in that it is dedicated to three different deities represented by one image in the sanctum and is called Sthanumalayan (Sthanu-Shiva; Maal-Vishnu and Ayan-Brahma) kovil. The temple is rich in sculpture and architecture and a visitor to this temple is amply rewarded with the sight of such exquisite art of hundreds of years oldThe temple has quite a few sculptures and art. In the 'Alankara mandapam' adjacent to the Northern corridor there are four large pillars each formed by a group of smaller pillars all carved from a single stone. Two of these large pillars have 33 smaller pillars and the other two 25 each. These are the famous musical pillars. Each of these smaller pillars produce a different musical note when tapped. Unfortunately these pillars are surrounded by iron grills to prevent vandalism.

Step out of the 'Alankara mandapam' and you come face to face with a gigantic figure of Hanuman. The figure is 18 feet high and depicts 'visuvaroopam'. There are other carvings and sculptures on every pillar and panel throughout the temple, which are a feast to the eye and the imagination.

The town along with Kanyakumari was part of Travancore. It became part of Tamil Nadu in 1956. The place is not far from Kolachel where the historic naval battle between the Dutch and Travancore was fought

9  Thank Ramesh L
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