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