Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Tirunelveli

4.9
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the complex of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and admire its two huge temples dedicated to Shiva and his companion Parvathi. The gopurams, or pyramidal towers, date back to the 7th century, and other features were gradually added on through the ages. Look out for the 48 subpillars of the two single-stone giants in the complex, each apparently producing a note when stuck. Originally set in a bamboo forest, the temple now stands in the heart of the city, close to all that it has to offer. Plan your Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirunelveli using our Tirunelveli day trip planner.
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  • One of the important Temples in state of Tamilnadu, South India. Tirunelveli is situated on the banks of the only perennial river of Tamilnadu, the river Tamirabarani. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and His....  more »
  • This is a large temple complex in the heart of Tirunelveli town. Beautiful temple. It is a Paadal Petra Sthalam. It does not have the tall temple towers or gopurams of Madurai but the area is bigger.....  more »
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