Thanumalayan Temple Sree Sthanumalayan Temple Kanyakumari

 The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both Shaivaite and Vaishnavite sects of Hinduism, as the name Stanumalaya denotes Trimurtis; "Stanu" means Siva; "Mal" means Vishnu; and the "Ayan" means Brahma

A peaceful Thanumalayan Temple and a historical place which hides many secrets and so many unique stories and history associated with it. Every Tiny thing has something special in it. If possible hire a guide for temple visit as you can enjoy the history and importance of each carving.



Lord Siva, Vishnu, and Brahma are seen in this place as one. The Anjaneyar with folded hands opposite to Rama and Sita is very famous worldwide.  Anjaneya, (or Hanuman), the statue which stands at 22 feet (6.7 m) and is carved of a single granite block. It is one of the tallest statues of its type in India. The Anjaneyar with folded hands opposite to Rama and Sita is very famous worldwide.  Historical interest that this statue was buried in the temple in 1740, fearing an attack by the Tipu Sultan and was subsequently forgotten.  There is also a Nandi statue, made of mortar and lime, which is 13 feet (4.0 m) tall and 21 feet (6.4 m) long, it is one of the biggest Nandi statues in India.

The 10-day Car Festival celebrated in this temple between December and January every year attracts crowds of thousands of people. Another festival known as Teppam is celebrated during between April and May every year

Prominent 17th-century temple with musical pillars & sculptures of Hindu deities on its facade

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