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“Must Visit Temple in Tirunelveli”

Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Tirunelveli
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

One of the largest temple complex in South India, made in Pandava style, with the large Thoppa Kulam (large water tank) in side the temple complex itself. The main gopuram entrance take you directly to Nellaiyapper (LORD SIVA), of course like any other large south Indian temple you will walk through a series of round before you reach the deity. Equally big temple you will reach through the side entrance to Kanthimathi amman. You require a minimum of 3 to 4 hours to have a complete round of the temple.

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

This huge temple at the centre of the city is a must see place for those who come to tirunelveli. The huge nandi statue and the nalla govidaru (without lakshmi and brahma) is a feast to see, The nalla govidaru lying on his back on Seshan is one of its kind.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I could make pictures inside the beautiful temple, after I paid 100 rupees. In no other temple this was allowed, so very trilled by these beautiful statues and my nice pics. The temple was the nicest one, least crowded, in the south of Tamil Nadu

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This temple i came to know is bigger IN AREA than the great Madurai Meenakshi Temple the Big Brahdiswarar Temple of Thanjavur, the Gigantic Rameshwaram Temple or the Impressive Chidambaram Nataraja temple.

This is not in any way to undermine these Great Temples.

That is Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple

This temple is incomparable Shiva Temple. There is no Hindu GOD, for whom you will not find a Sannadhi in this temple.

Shiva has a number of Sannadhis, apart from Nelliappar

I have visited this temple twice in the last 5 years. I had only 1.5 hours each time, But,. I could not complete the round in this Temple.

The sculuptures are awesome, while you should see the Musical pillars to believe.

Having a guide is highly recommended, otherwise you cannot evaluate the greatness of this magnificent Temple.

Two temple tanks, and Two Nandavanm, There is a 1000 pillar mandapam in this temple.

Dont be deceived by the Entrance. You will be wondering at the temple, once you enter the temple.

Mindboggling is another way to describe

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Situated on Main Road, this temple attracts large number of devotees. The architectures and sculptures are simply superb. Temples really have big corridors. Well Managed and Maintained temple. Must visit if one is around Tirunelveli

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