Suchindram [Kanniyakumari,Tamil Nadu,India]

Suchindram is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu with It is an important pilgrim centre and the site of the famous Thanumalayan Temple. Suchindram is a temple town situated in the southernmost district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and 7 km from Nagarcoil town 70 km from adjacent Tirunelveli district and approximately 85 km from Trivandrum city. The town of Suchindrum is renowned for the Thanumalayan Temple and was an important citadel of Travancore. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma in a single form called Sthanumalyam. This 17th-century temple is famous for its architectural grandeur. The seven-storey white Gopuram is visible from the distance. Its 40 m facade is covered with sculptures of Hindu deities. The temple is an architectural achievement, known for its quality of workmanship in stone. There are four musical pillars carved out of a single stone, and which stand at 18 feet in height; these are an architectural and design highlight of the temple grounds. They are in the Alankara Mandapam area, and they emit the sounds of various musical notes when struck. There are an additional 1035 pillars with carvings in the area known as the dancing hall. There is an Anjaneya, statue which stands at 22 feet and is carved of a single granite block. It is one of the tallest statues of its type in India. The 10,day Car Festival celebrated in this temple during between December and January every year attracts crowds of thousands of people. Opening timings for Thanumalayan Temple; All days of the week. 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.