Sucheendram Sthanumalaya Temple
Location : Suchindram, Kanyakumari
About The Temple :
Sucheendram Sthanumalaya Temple dedicated to Lord Siva. 77 kms from thiruvananthapuram. on kanyakumari route. ( Kanyakumari sucheendram 13 kms ). Brahma and Vishnu are other deities. the granite idol of Sree Anjaneya 18 feet height is in the north east corner inside the Temple. images of Navagrahas are carved in the ceilings of the Mandapa.
The construction of this temple began in the fifth century by the Pandya Maharaja – maran Chadayan. there after the Chola Rajas, Vijayanagar chieftians, Nayaks of Madurai and continued to the present set up by the Maharaja of Travancore, Chithirathirunal in the 20th century, as it is seen today. the gopura 134 feet high, the main entrance door of 24 feet high of granite, Mandapa with granite pillars of 18 feet height, granite idol of Nandi having 13 ft height, the mural paintings on the walls of the gopuram, the sculptures in granite, the musical pillars all these make the temple as repository of art treasure.