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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

Suchindra, Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Kanyakumari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Every other temple in India has an unique architecture and importance. This temple is dedicated to three different deities represented by one image in the sanctum (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma). The visitor to this temple is amply rewarded with the sight of such exquisite art of hundreds of years old. You are not allowed to carry anything except your wallet.... More

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Montreal
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wow! Yes, you do have to visit this temple barefoot (like so many holy places in the world), but there's a 'shoe-check' mini-business just outside. Do visit with a guide - there's so much to see and learn (musical columns, history, the scale of the meals prepared). You will appreciate it more if you can do a bit of reading... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A temple of history :The current temple was built in the 17th century and is famous for its sculptures. It was previously controlled by the Nambudiris, one of the main Namboodiri families called the Thekkumon Madam. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma in a single form called Sthanumalyam.[1] This 17th-century temple is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very ancient temple but well maintained. however this needs to be toned up to make it still better. No hindrance from hawkers who chase u with archana plate . If u wish u can purchase from the shop. Every temple has a system of worship by visiting pilgrims. It means which deity should be worshipped first n in which order... More

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Bangalore
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A temple dating back to Chera,Chola and pandiyas period and worth seeing.Please also see the 17 feet hanuman statue. In this temple we have the combined diety of Lord Bramha,Vishnu and Siva. Look for the pillers which give the sounds of Sa re ga ma pa and also the kathakali sounds. In one statue we can pass through a reed... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A Nice & Big Historic temple... where you can see Brahma, Vishnu and Eshwara in a Single God! Worth the visit.

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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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Hyderabad, India
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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.

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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

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