Thanumalayan Temple for Your Spiritual fullfillment

The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is a famous Hindu temple found in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Thanumalayan is one of the Few Temples in India that is Dedicated to both Shaiv bakthas and Vishnu bakthas alike, as the name Stanumalaya denotes The Trimurtis; “Stanu” means Siva; “Mal” means Vishnu, and the “Aya” means Brahma.

Suchindrum located 13 km from Kanyakumari and is a major pilgrim centre. Suchindrum known as Gnanaranya is well known for its sculptures. Engravings said to be of the 9th century are discovered in this temple.

The 134-foot-tall gopuram houses the travellers from a long distance. On the east corridor is the reliquary of Guru Dakshinamurthi Right next to Konnayadi. The Navagrahas are carved on the dome. On the outer prakaram, there are several shrines for Cheravasal Sastha, Rama and Lord Muruga. On the north corridor, there are four musical pillars cut out of individual granite sections.

Suchindram Anjaneyar Temple is also known as Thanumalaya Perumal temple, Hanuman temple. It’s believed that Lord Shiva visited Suchindram Temple when Devi came for self-punishment at Kanyakumari. Suchindrum is found 6 km south-east of the district capital Nagercoil and it’s about 13 km from Kanyakumari. Suchindram is resting between Nagercoil and Kanyakumari main road. This Hanuman Temple located in a village of Suchindram and is famous for its Sculptures and tall towers known as “gopurams”. This gopuram is very large, white coloured, with a lot of sculptures and about 40 meters in height.

There is a huge Hanuman statue is the chief fascination in the temple and “vada mala” pooja is appropriate for this Hanuman. The statue is 18 feet in height and depicts ‘visuvaroopam‘. Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Sri Thanumalayan.

There are two major festivals each year; one is in the Tamil month of Markazhi (December/January) and another one is in the Tamil month of Chiththirai (April/May). When the Markazhi festival, there is a festival on the 9th day; the deities are taken out around the city in procession around the streets on three festival cars.

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The History and significance of the Majestic Marundhuva malai Kanyakumari

Maruthuva Malai, which is also known as Marunthu Vazhum Malai interprets as Medicine living Mountain. Huddled in the majestic Travancore Hills, distances north of Cape Comorin, it makes for a charming region with diverse paddy fields blanketing the plains and the foothills of the Western Ghats as a silhouette in the evening sky. As you travel by the NH4, you can’t refrain the magnificent mountain as it stands up to the sky in its entire rocky glory.

Every time you visit, Nagercoil or Kanyakumari, Just plan to ascend this mountain further. It is a 500-meter tall mountain (Just over a considerable portion of a km altitude). It takes an hour to achieve the top for average climbers. The professional trekkers can reach the top in mere 40 minutes. This is yet one of the few trekkers most loved places in India. As you go through the trek, you will understand why it is the especially beat in for largest loved point list for most Indian trekkers.

Maruthuva Malai is among the major mountains in the Hindu mythology. Shree Narayana Guru, a famous social reformer, is deemed to have meditated in a cavern in Maruthuva Malai.

This rugged mountain swarms in medicinal plants and is a vital source for Ayurvedic curative herbs. The elevation is 830 feet high and can be reached by a trek through the mesmerising scenery.

The antiquity of Maruthuva Malai is a legend on its own. The tale is that Maruthuva Malai is a section of the Sanjeevani Mountain, which Lord Hanuman brought to Sri Lanka to heal Lakshmana when he was wounded by Ravana’s son, Indrajit. A part of the mountain is assumed to have dropped here, at the place where the Medicine Mountain is now.

Maruthuva Malai is an exceptional spot for trekking and hiking thanks to the wonderful surroundings. There is an unusual little Shivan Temple at the peak shielded by a canopy of trees. Ideally, visit the temple at dawn or dusk to soak in the breathtaking view of the sun’s rays showering over the valley subsequently. The magnificent sights from the mountain add the bay of the Manakudi Lake, temples, paddy fields and the coastal area from Leepuram to Muttom.

Agasthya Cave:
when you Climb up to the peak of the mountain. There’s a cave there where Sage Agasthya is deemed to have existed in. Maruthuva Malai has nine theerthams – Shiva, Agasthya, Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Palar, Devendaran, Brhama and Kalidhasan.

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The History of the famous Kanya Kumari amman temple

Holy Bhagavadhi Kumari Amman Temple:

One’s Kanyakumari journey will be unfinished without visiting the divine Kumari Amman temple. The holy temple is 3000 years ancient and is dedicated to pure and virgin Goddess Kanya Kumari. There was a mythological story of goddess Kanya Kumari, The devotion of Devi Kanya Kumari dates back to the ancient period of kumari kandam. Kanyakumari is located on the southernmost tip of Tamilnadu. She is a virgin goddess. As Lord Siva didn’t fulfil his promise to marry her on one special day, she was very shocked and furious and her anger was redirected to kill the demons.

she continued as a virgin and did repentance. once the demon lord got power over Devas and began abusing and killing Devas. Devas performed Yagna to defeat the evil power! Goddess Parasakthi appeared in Kumari in the formation of a virgin girl and started her penance. Later, when Banusura tried to overcome the Goddess by his power, she killed him with her Chakra and rescued the Devas from difficulties.
In this temple, the deity of the goddess is Faced east and the key entrance is through the Northern entrance and the Eastern entrance remains shut most of the times besides some festivities.

Later entering through the Northern entrance, guests stroll around the outer hallway and visit the Navaratri Mandapam and later proceed to the second hallway where after praying to the Kala Bhairava, the followers reach to the Dhwajastambha and devotees can get a bright appearance of goddess Devi Kanya Kumari.

After worshipping the Goddess, visitants arrive at the inner hallway, where they can have the darshan of Indra Vinayak. A small statue is also found; devoted to Tyaga Sundari. The Devi resembles a beautiful young girl, pose with a rosary in her right hand, and shiny nose ring with glistening light composed up of Bluestone.

It is assumed that Devi’s glistening nose ring is formed of Ruby as its illumination can be seen from far away. Visitants are being asked to share ₹10 as a contribution to enter the interior area, where picture-taking is strictly forbidden and men have to remove their shirts and wear a conventional costume before accessing the temple.

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Mayapuri Wax museum and The 115 feet tall Mathur AquaDuct

Mayapuri – Wonder Wax:

Is a wax museum customarily houses personalities made of outstanding waxwork. These are often figures of well-known actors and personalities. The Kanyakumari Wax Museum is found near the railway station of Kanyakumari and is famed for holding India’s one of a kind wax museum.

It was first begun at Baywatch Amusement Park in 2005. Guests are in for being totally rolled over by the intricate waxwork of remarkable talented Indian craftsmen. Within, you will find wax statues and sculptures of Indian minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, dancing sensation Michael Jackson, scientist Albert Einstein, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, American presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Actor Jackie Chan, Tamil superstar Rajnikanth among others.

These seem alive and almost too real to believe! You can click loads of photos in this photograph zone. The kids will have an excitement posing next to their beloved superstars. It may also be a good informative tour for them, tell them about all the scientists and politicians housed as statues at the museum. An added attraction of Kanyakumari Museum is the 3-D landscape hall. The paintings set here seem three dimensional.

Mathur Aqua Duct:

Covering a kilometre in length and 115 feet in elevation, Mathur Aqueduct or Mathoor Hanging Trough is amongst the longest and highest trough bridges in Asia. This impressive structure was constructed in 1966 over the Parazhiyar River (also called Pahrali) in Mathoor – a small settlement in Aruvikkarai.

It was due to the attempts of the former Chief Minister Thiru K. Kamaraj that this overpass was constructed for agricultural development and as a dryness relief measure. This concrete construction is supported by 28 huge columns and provides water for irrigation from Pattanamkal Canal (from one side of the hill to another).

Mathur Aqueduct is separated into two parts, a ditch canal and a road. Partly covered with cement slabs on top, the channel structure is 7.5 feet in width and 7 feet in height. Owing to its fame among tourist and locals alike, a flight of stairs was built here to make it available for guests to reach the overpass. A children’s park and numerous bathing platforms have also been produced in this area

Being on this bridge, guests will get pictorial views of the Western Ghats, flourishing vast expanse of greenery. Every individual view that you get from this point is worth taking.

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VattaKottai – Oddly named Rectangular Fort of wonder.

A waterfront fort, Vattakottai Fort is constructed in the 18th century through the rule of Travancore kingdom. It is without a Doubt one of the popular travel places in Kanyakumari. Built for the purpose of coastal protection, this fort was the last seaside fort that was built by Travancore kingdom. It was under the guidance of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy, while the rule of Travancore King Marthanda Varma (1729- 1758) this fort was constructed.

Vattakottai Fort has been listed as a protected site and come under the jurisdiction of Indian archaeological department. It has been renovated and developed as a tourist fascination.

Its beautiful construction and historical significance are worth travelling when on a Kanyakumari tour. Another fascinating character that you will come across while your visit to this fort is the black sand shores which are found nearby.

The mesmerizing view of the fort is an added reason why you should prepare a visit to Vattakottai Fort. The scene of the vast range of clear ocean on one side and the majestic Western Ghats on the other side is unquestionably eye-catching, making your visit to the fort worth memorizing.

The architecture of Vattakottai Fort :
Against to the name, Vattakottai fort, which indicates circular fort; the shape of this is boxy shaped fort is spread over an area of about 3.5 acres of ground. The fort is enclosed by majestic walls of 25-26 feet elevation. The front walls of the fort have a width of around 29 feet, while on the side depth is around 18 feet and at the rear, it is 6 feet.

Vattakottai Fort, offering an impressive architecture, within its strong walls has observatories, weapon rooms, and many other sectors to explore and appreciate. It is built of granite stones. The walls of the fort are engraved with themes of fish. The fish subject was largely used by the Pandya Kingdom.

It is also said that in beginning days one can certainly see Padmanabhapuram Palace from the height of Vattakottai Fort. There was also a hidden path into a tunnel of around 4 feet broad, combining Vattakottai Fort to Padmanabhapuram Palace. But, finally, the path was blocked.

There is a small pond in the centre of the Fort, presenting an ideal location to sit and enjoy the view of the ocean in front. The raised parade ground of the fort is the best place to get a view of the surrounding area and the sea.
The fort opening timings of Vattakottai Fort are from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Reaching Vattakottai Fort from Kanyakumari:
Vattakottai Fort is about 7km away Kanyakumari. It resides in the Agasteeswaram Taluk. Visitors can hire a cab from Kanyakumari, and arrive the fort without any trouble. For those who want to commute by buses, there are also numerous buses that transport from Kanyakumari to Vattakottai.

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The Southern most Tip Of India – Kanyakumari

The word Kanyakumari in Sanskrit means the virgin girl. The city obtains its name from the goddess Kumari Amman since the temple is located here. This is the southern endpoint of country India and has two exciting stories attached to it. One describes the appearance of so many small rocks near the shore and the other concerns about the appearance of medicinal and therapeutic plants at a nearby hill. With reverence to the first myth, it is said that the Kanya Devi, one of the manifestations of Goddess Parvati, was to marry Lord Shiva but she disappointed him without showing up on the day of the wedding.

As a result, the rice which was stored in the pot stopped to cook and later converted into small rocks, which are present to date. With regard to the presence of a number of herbal therapeutic plants, it is said that when Lord Hanuman was soaring over this place bearing the mountain of herbal medicines, one of the rock from the mountain fell down hereabouts. This place has also meant referred to in the Ptolemy’s stories for being a place of active trade.

With these fascinating legends and facts, stunning views of sunsets and sunrise, panoramic scenes of the sea and plenty of temples of idols, forts and palaces, Kanyakumari draws tourists from far and deep. The hotels in Kanyakumari cater to the lingering needs of these visitors. Since the place is little, you can transverse into the width and breadth of this city irrespective of wherever you are staying. Besides, you can enjoy all kinds of foods in Kanyakumari hotels, vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian, and north as well as south Indian.

Kanyakumari has a variety of sightseeing avenues for travellers. The figure of Thiruvalluvar looks majestic during the night when it is fully lighted. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is two stone islets off the shore which were constructed in 1970. Ferry rides are available for entering these destinations. There is stone called Dhayaan Mandap which is used for meditation. The Kumari Amman temple is the Shakti Peeth which is the primary landmark in this area. The Gandhi Memorial is another important tourist fascination which was used for putting the urn having ashes of the Father of Nation before they were dissolved in the ocean.

The rocky Muttom beach is popular among the fun-loving visitors who are seeing to relax and unravel on the coasts of the beach or simply sit on the stones and get into a meditative mood hearing to the music of sea waves smashing against the boulders.

The hotel booking in Kanyakumari is a breeze since hotels are open for booking all over the year. Many online sources provide the ability to book hotels online including the websites of hotels themselves as well as travel companies. You do not have to face the troubles of looking for proper service after arriving there.

Padmanabhapuram palace – a wonder in Every way

At the bottom of the Velli Hills, possessed by Veli River in Kanyakumari District Padmanabhapuram Palace is built inside the Padmanabhapuram Fort. It was built in 1601 AD by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal who governed Venad between 1592 and 1609. The fort pictures Kerala’s original style of construction Design. The beautiful interior structure is shaped with rosewood and sculptured beautifully. Travelers get overwhelmed and amazed while seeing the royal thrones with Chinese engravings, artistic bow in mahogany, windows with stained mica. It also has a nice gallery where various arts, paintings, crafts and weaponry like swords and knives are seen.

This magnificent palace used to be the home of Travancore’s rulers, consists of numerous majestic constructions-

Main Entrance hall: The hallway has wood roofing, adorned with lotus ornaments. The most striking thing is the clock-tower which was established in 1832 A.D and still running in order.

The Mantrasala – the King’s Council – Where king used to keep conferences with ministers and ambassadors, The floor of this hall is made with mixing a diversity of materials – coconut shell ashes and eggs exhibit the figure like a glass.

The Nataksala – the Exhibition Hall/ Dancing Hall- This hall was completely for the royal household members where they rest and enjoy performances, is made up of hard granite columns and reflecting black floor.

The Uttuputra- Dining Hall: Next to the Dancing hall, a magnificent huge dining hall is located; where 2000 people can have food collectively.

Uppirika Malika: ‘Uppirika’ is obtained from the word ‘Muppirika’, means the home of eldest family members. This three storied construction is a gorgeous place in the palace. In the first floor, a wood bed is found with 64 varieties of therapeutic and medicinal plants, gifted to King Marthanda Varma by Dutch India Company. The second floor is devoted to King’s resting, leisure, and learning. The top floor was built for Lord Vishnu as he was deemed to be the mail God.

The Thai Kottaram- the Queen Mother’s Palace was built in classical Kerala characteristic. There is an interior court, called ‘nalukettu’ with sloping rooftops and four columns made up of jackfruit timber, are on edges holding the roof.

Southern Palace: It is just like a gallery where antique households, ornamental arts, and handicrafts are displayed which describes their culture.

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How to save on your next trip to Kanyakumari

  1. Enjoy more Free Activities then paid sites:

There are many spots in Kanyakumari where you will have to pay to take part in different activities. If you intend to go surfing, it is advised to bring your surfboard with you. There are many spaces on the beach, many treks, and other places where you can join in free activities. There is no obligation to be spending up on all the activities.

  1. Advance Booking for your Stay

If you can book your flight and holiday rentals in advancement, you could keep a few hundred or even thousands of rupees. Usually, travellers will not book their accommodation. Most of them consider in relying on their luck slightly than planning and booking everything beforehand.

If you are thinking a visit to Kanyakumari, it is advised to book your flight, rail tickets and accommodation a few months in advance. If you have a budget for accommodation you can opt for a 2-star hotel, instead, of 4-star or 5-star hotels. hotels at Kanyakumari have more amenities to make your stay pleasant.

make sure it is also booked in advance. normally, airlines will allow you the best-possible rates if you book at least 45 days in advancement.

  1. Save Money on Shopping useless things:

Everyone touring Kanyakumari will be bringing back home some kind of mementoes. You will want to cherish the place even after years. It is suggested to choose something enduring that can remain a long time. There are numbers of shops in the beach where local craftsmanship, apparel, and other accessories are sold. It can be fascinating to get all the colourful things that you come to see.

The point is that you don’t want all of them. You could take back a few mementoes – something special, but avoid falling for everything you come across. You will be spending your money on the obviously overpriced things.

Choose a 2-star Hotel or a Vacation Rental You can simply find hotels in Kanyakumari as it is one of the bustling tourist targets in India. But it will make further sense to prefer 2-star hotels or rentals in Kanyakumari. They are comfortable and don’t require as much as 4-star or 5-star hotels. Especially, these hotels near to the beach are going to be really expensive – even further so during the peak fall.

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Why Choose 2 star hotels in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari, the most happening town in the nation delights and incites its visitants with its delightful comradeship depicted wonderfully in its merry carnivals, tantalizing fragrance of its fish curries, lazed out twilights of its shores and glorious gesture of its jewel environs. Kanyakumari tourist sites are one of the several opted as well as fascinating journeys in South India.

The best means to enjoy your stay in Kanyakumari is by visiting at a hotel in Kanyakumari near beach. The charming beach town of Kanyakumari provides several good beach hotels for the travellers. In this hot spot, you can enjoy a perfect food holiday as there are several 2-star Hotels in Kanyakumari that offer lavish culinary delights. my recommended pick is:

Hotel temple citi is a well-known luxury hotel in Kanyakumari. The hotel flourishes of its hospitality services, which attracts a huge number of people. The hotel is located in the middle of the city and various places of visit are in the close vicinity of the hotel.

The well-trained crew of specialists looks after all the essentials and requirements of the guests. All the rooms of the hotel are tastefully furnished and equipped with all convenient day amenities. The hotel rooms are capacious and properly vented. The beautiful interior of the room leaves you awestruck. The gracious traditional generosity of the hotel is just worth praising. This hotel is among some of the decent hotels in Kanyakumari where you can feel at home away from the home experience.

All the rooms of the hotel are well furnished and come with a wide array of amenities. All the rooms here have joined washroom, 24 hours running hot and cold water, washing services, direct dial phone, TV with cable, wardrobes, and cupboards, travel desk, free parking space and even tour services to the hot spots. The experienced and friendly staff makes sure that all your questions are taken care of. The room service is open around the clock throughout all hours of the day.

The restaurant here serves both North Indian and South Indian specialities. The restaurant opens for breakfast in the day and remains open until late night for dinner. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are served here on request.

The guests at the hotel can avail all the amenities and the staff is constantly there for any kind of support. The hotel presents various recreational exercises for the vacation stay of the visitors. The travel desk at the hotel makes all arrangements by customizing programs and also helps its guests to go on tour trips in and around Kanyakumari.

The Vivekananda memorial Kanyakumari and its Beauty.

The founding of Vivekananda Kendra—the Living Memorial was declared in 1964. After the foundation of about nine years, Vivekananda Kendra was officially established on 7 January 1972 (the 108th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda). On that date, as the sun climbed, a saffron flag with Om wrote on it was unfolded on the Vivekananda Rock Memorial to rejoice the founding of the Vivekananda Kendra: a spiritually oriented service mission of non-monastic order.

The belief of penance was to be continued by young men and women arriving as Karyakartas of Vivekananda Kendra to publish the advice of Swami Vivekananda:

Hundreds and thousands of men and women, excited with the eagerness of holiness, strengthened with eternal faith in God, and nerved to lion’s heart by their compassion for the poor and the collapsed and the oppressed, will go over the expansion of the land, preaching the faith of salvation, the faith of help, the faith of social raising up, the faith of equality.

The twin purposes of Vivekananda Kendra are man-making and nation-building. Sri Eknath Ranade concluded that Vivekananda Kendra was to be a cadre-based organization. Young men and women whose essences long to serve the nation would be given the opportunity and the right stage to serve Good in man.

When Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial was planned, it was modeled by E. Thanumalayan, a student of the S. T. Hindu College, Nagercoil. He created it with paraffin wax. The Memorial is the coalition of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu architecture and the design of Ramakrishna Math, Belur, West Bengal. He was sincerely praised by the then Madras Chief Minister Bhaktavatsalam for its artistic quality.

This Mandapam, which is constructed in honour of Vivekananda consists of the following divisions:

Dhyana Mandapam is the meditation Arena.

With six adjacent rooms in its main area.

Sabha Mandapam is the Assembly area including Pralima Mandapam (statue section) two rooms.

A passageway and an open prakaram(outer courtyard) around the Sabha Mandapam.

Mukha Mandapam

Namashtubhyam to the jagadamba’s son

This is the spot where he got his purpose of life.

Mata Parvati calls him to arrive here and to understand the truth of India i.e what was the richness of India, why it stepped down, what are the causes and how it can be glorified.

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