Thanumalayan Temple (Shakti Pith) in Suchindram Tamil Nadu

Here is Some information about Thanumalayan Temple (Shakti Pith) in Suchindram Tamil Nadu India.

Location: Suchindram, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu
Built in: 17th century
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu , Lord Brahama
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance: Among one of 52 Shakti pith
Temple Timing: 4:00 Am - 12:00 Pm , 5:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to March
Contect No : +91-44-25383333
Nearest Railway Station: Kanyakumari station
Nearest Air Port: Kanyakumari Airport

About  Thanumalayan Shakti Pith Temple

The Thanumalayan Temple is located in Suchindram, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu .The temple was built in 17th century.The seven storied white gopuram (tower) is visible from a distance. Its 40 m facade is covered with sculptures of Hindu deities. According to the legends, the king of the Devas, Indra got relieved of a curse at the place of the main Linga in the temple. It is believed that Lord Indra visits the temple for performing "Ardhajama Pooja", (worship at midnight every day).
The temple is an architectural monument, for its quality of workmanship in stone. There are four musical pillars carved out of a single stone, which are 18 feet (5.5 m) in height. They are in the Alankara Mandapa area, and they produce sounds of various musical notes when struck. There are additional 1035 pillars with carvings in the area known as the dancing hall. The temple consists of the statue of Lord Anjaneya which is 22 feet (6.7 m) tall and is carved out of a single granite block. It is one of the tallest statues of its kind in India. It is also of historical interest that this statue was buried in the temple in 1740, fearing an attack by Tipu Sultan and was subsequently forgotten. It was rediscovered in 1930, and subsequently restored for viewing by the then temple committee. There is also a Nandi statue which is made of mortar and lime, which is 13 feet (4.0 m) tall and 21 feet (6.4 m) long and is one of the biggest Nandi statues in India.
The gopuram has been decorated with Ramayana and Mahabharatha stories by using herbal ink. During Vasanthotsavam, Suseendram Perumal along with Umayal (Parvathi) is placed in the mandapam surrounded by water. Having 12 stars and navagrahas in this mandapam is a specialty of this temple. Behind the Vasantha mandapam there is a statue of Neelakanda Vinayagar (Ganesha).
It is believed that the trinity appeared here at the request of sage Atri and his wife Anusaya. Images of Vigneswari (a feminine form of Vinayaka), Goddess Aram Valartha Nayaki, Indra Vinayaka, Kala Bhairava and Saakahi Ganapathy are also enshrined. Inscriptions believed to date from the 9th century are found in this temple. 

Pooja Timings  Thanumalayan Shakti Pith Temple

Abiseka Pooja for Moola lingam – 04.15 AM
Abiseka Pooja for Thanumalayan deity – 04.45 AM
Daily festival Pooja – 05.30 AM
Tharai Abiseka Pooja – 06.30 AM
Mistanga Pooja – 07.00 AM
Uchikkala Pooja, Deepa Aradhanai – 11.00 AM
Deepa Aradhanai, Ahala Pooja & Arthajama Pooja – 06.30 PM

How to Reach Thanumalayan Shakti Pith Temple Suchindram

By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Thanumalayan Shakti Pith Temple at Suchindram Tamil Nadu.

By Train : The Nearest Railway station is Kanyakumari Junctin(13 KM).

By Air : The Nearest Airprt is Kanyakumari Airprt(13 KM).

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