Thanumalayan temple, Suchindram

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Thanumalayan Temple in Suchindram is one of the most visited temples in South India, and it is not difficult to guess why. One can see the entrance of the temple from far away because the temple tower stands majestically at a height of 134 feet. The tower features statues and sculptures of various Hindu Gods and Goddesses and also has depictions of scenes and events taken from Hindu mythology.

The entrance to the temple consists of an intricately carved door that stands tall at an imposing height of 24 feet. The temple has only one corridor right next to the outer wall. This corridor has mandapams and shrines distributed in a hap-hazard manner along its length. The temple is dedicated to about thirty Hindu gods and goddesses and is therefore, popular among the devotees of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The sanctum has a large lingam as well as an idol of Vishnu placed right next to the lingam.


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