Suchindram Temple

Thanumalayan Temple or Suchindram Temple

The Thanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram, near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu.

The religious significance of the temple stems from the fact that the main statue of a linga in the temple represents the three main deity in Hinduism – Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma – which makes it unique in India.

The temple is also an architectural achievement, known for its quality of workmanship in stone. Among others superb and atmospheric places within the temple, there are four musical pillars carved out of a single stone and there are an additional 1035 pillars, known as the dancing hall. There is also a Hanuman statue approx 6.7m tall carved out of single granite block.

During December and January there is a Car or Chariot Festival, lasting 10 days, attracting thousand of pilgrims from different parts of India. (Source)

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