February 22, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.70: Thanumalayan Temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu.

“A very pious temple.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 February 2015 NEW
This is a very interesting temple about 12 km from Kaniyakumari, dedicated to the three main deities of Hinduism; Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The three deities are in a single form called Sthanumalayam.

All men have to enter only after removing their shirts and vests, and the women have to be either in a sari or salwar kameez. You have to buy at least two flower garlands as offerings to the deities. We had to keep all our stuff in the lockers near the entrance, including cameras and cellphones, and pay a token amount for the locker hire.

A guide, who could speak to us in Hindi, offered his services as we entered (pay as you wish). He told us quite a few interesting facts about the temple and its rituals, which we would not have learned about otherwise. The musical pillars were particularly fascinating. Each pillar emitted a different musical note when we thumped it with our hands. There was an 18 feet tall Hanuman idol, and a huge hall with more than 1000 carved stone pillars.

Photography is prohibited inside the temple.

There is a pretty pond just outside the temple. We were quite impressed by the temple architecture, and its surroundings.
Visited November 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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