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Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple, Kanyakumari | Timings, Dress Code, History

Suchindram Temple, Kanyakumari

Temple is also known as the Thanumalayan Temple, located in the Suchindram district of Kanyakumari at a distance of 11 km from the Kanyakumari. The eye-catching feature of the temple is that the temple is dedicated to the trinity of God, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma. Due to this the temple has high religious importance in India.

Temple famously also known as Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple, consists of around 30 other shrines and presents a captivating architecture. In the name Sthanumalayan, Sthanu means Lord Shiva, Mal means Lord Vishnu, and Aya means Lord Brahma.

History of Suchindram Temple

The ancient Suchindram temple is said to be raised during the 17th century.  However, a few parts of the temple have the evidence to be built from back 8th to the 15th century. The land got its name from the Sthala Purana, according to Hindu mythological legends, the God Indra got free from the curse at this holy place.

A very beautiful and holy land where all three main deities of Gods, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Lord Brahma are worshiped.

Architecture of Suchindram Temple

Besides having religious significance but also its stunning architecture. With excellent architecture, the atmosphere of the temple is also very good. As South Indian style entrance of the temple is made up of Gopuram of seven stories, with the perfect design craved by the different God and Goddess.

The major attraction of the temple is its 4 musical pillars with a height of 18 feet.  These pillars when stuck create the melodies and musical sound, showing the stunning piece of architecture.

As you enter the temple Sanctum Sanctorum, there is a shrine for Lord Vishnu. The idol of the temple is made up of different 8 types of metals. On the other side, there is the idol of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

Suchindram temple photos

Suchindram Temple Timings

Temple Darshan Timings

DurationDarshan Timings
Morning Timings4:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening Timings5:00 PM t0 8:30 PM

Suchindram Pooja Timings

Name of PoojasPooja Timing
Abhiseka pooja for Moola Lingam04:15 AM
Abhiseka Pooja for Thanumalayam Deity04:45 AM
Daily Festival Pooja5:30 AM
Tharai Abhiseka  Pooja6:30 AM
Mistanga Pooja7:00 AM
Uchikkala Pooja, Deepa Aradhanai11:00 AM
Deepa Aradhanai, Ahala Pooja and Arthajama Pooja6:00 AM

Other Tourist Places to visit in Kanyakumari

For more information about the different tourist place in Kanyakumari visit the link given below:

Tourist place in Kanyakumari

Accommodation in Kanyakumari

There are many stunning accommodations in Kanyakumari, where one can have an enjoyable and delightful stay at Kanyakumari near the railway and bus station. Located in a very convenient area of the city, from where one can easily get to different tourist places easily.

Book your accommodation in Kanyakumari from the site, booking Dharamshala from this site is very easy and fast at affordable rent.

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How to reach Suchindram temple

Suchindram temple is very near and easily accessible from the Kanyakumari, from the Kanyakumari the temple is about 11 km. Local transportation facilities are easily available from here. From Nagarkoil one can easily reach the temple.

The nearest railway station to Temple is at Nagarcoil which is 3 km from the temple.


Q.1 What is the Dress Code of the Suchindram Temple?

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There is no such Dress Code of the temple but one needs to wear a Descent Dress while visiting the temple.

Q.2 What are the Entry fees of the temple?

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No Entry Fees.

Q.3 Which is the nearest Airport to Suchindram Temple?

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The nearest airport to the temple is Thiruvananthapuram International airport which is 70 km from the temple.

Q.4 How much time is required to visit the temple?

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It takes around 2-3 hours for visiting.

Q.5 Is photography allowed inside the temple?

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Q.6 Which is the nearest railway station to Suchindram temple?

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Nagarkoil Junction at 3 km.

Q.7 Are parking facilities near the temple?

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Yes, parking facilities are available near the temple.

Visit the Religious and Beautiful land Kanyakumari and Suchindram temple, you will really enjoy the place. May this information will be useful for you when you visit the temple.

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