Saivite Temples - Kanyakumari
An ablution of water from 1008 tender coconut is offered to the lord praying for relief and rains during summer.
The walk to and the surroundings are by themselves so beautiful as you approach this ancient temple.
This temple for Snake Worship was originally a Jain temple as is evident from the many Jain inscriptions found here.
Set amidst beautiful surroundings and a large lake this ancient temple presents a serene picture.
This is one of the largest temple in the district and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity of Hinduism.
Cave Temple, Thirunandikarai
This Pallava style temple was excavated by the Ay Ruler Vikramaditya Varaguna in the 9th Century CE.
Thikurichi, Sivalaya Ottam -2
This is the second of the 12 temples Sivalaya Ottam temples and is beautifully set on a river bank.
Thirparappu, Sivalaya Ottam-3
The popular Thirparappu Waterfalls is adjacent to this temple which is the third in the Sivalaya Ottam.
Ponmanai, Sivalaya Ottam-5
Set amidst rubber trees and wooded area this small temple is in peaceful and serene surroundings.
Thirupandripagam, Sivalaya Ottam-6
This ancient and small temple is the sixth in the Sivalaya Ottam performed on Sivaratri Day.
Melancode, Sivalaya Ottam-8
The eighth temple of the Sivalaya Ottam is situated near the famous Muruga Temple of Kumaracoil.
Thiruvidaikodu, Sivalaya Ottam-9
The ninth temple of Sivalaya Ottam is also the final resting place of Idaikattu Sidhdhar.
Thirupanthikodu, Sivalaya Ottam-11
A beautiful Kerala style two tiered sanctum sanctorum is seen in this twelfth Sivalaya Ottam temple
Thirunattalam, Sivalaya Ottam-12
The culmination of the Sivalaya Ottam is at this twin temples of Shiva and Vishnu emphasizing unity.
An old temple with 2 prakarams set amidst tall coconut palms this temple is just beautiful.
A stone inscription in Vattezhuthu is seen in a field nearby establishing the temple’s antiquity.
This is an ancient cave temple where the images of the Ashtalingam are also carved.
Just driving down to this temple through the beautiful scenery is enough to relax the mind.
Away from any disturbances, the caretaker lady’s singing captured our minds in the early morning.
This is an ancient temple going back to the Pandyas and has some excellent carvings.
Kodasvaramudaya Nayinar, Seethapal
This is a beautiful old temple with a Perumal temple also located right behind.
Set in an unbelievable location, isolated amidst fields you can forget yourselves in meditation here.
Amazing architecture, carvings and beautiful surroundings make this ancient Cave Temple unforgettable.
Following the legend an Elephant was brought into the Sanctum to perform ablution to the Lord.
This old and important temple has been taken up and renovated in recent times.