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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

Address: Suchindram, Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Kanyakumari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A visit to Kanyakumari cannot be complete without a visit to the Kanyakumari temple! Not really being interested in the ritualistic part of temple visits, our interest was more to get a feel for the place, enjoy the architecture, see the deity, that sort of thing. The temple impresses on all these counts. Beware of authentic looking touts though, who... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Thanumalayan Temple at suseendram near kanyakumari in Tamilnadu, India is famous for worshipping the three forms of God in one place. Hindus used to worship the God in three forms. Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Protector, and Siva the Destroyer. There is rare temples in India to worship all forms of God in one place. But at Suseendram, we... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The beauty of the temple lies in the exquisite stone carvings -a traveller's delight . Once you visit the temple , you can notice the pure architecture of the structure from the front . The temple is dedicated to the trinity of Hindu religion - Brahma, Vishnu & Maheswara .The temple is quite old and magnificent in structure . The... More 

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Kalyan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My visit to this temple was from the perspective of visiting holy place. This is my second visit. Worth visiting by every traveler. Lots of other Gods are also there, which will keep you occupied,

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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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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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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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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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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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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