Sucheendram Sthanumalaya Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This famous temple is located 77 kms from Thiruvananthapuram on Kanyakumari route. This temple is also called as The Thanumalayan Temple.
The other deities in this popular temple are Brahma and Vishnu. There is also a granite idol of Sri Anjaneya with a height of 18 feet in the north east corner inside the Temple. Images of Navagraha are also there.
The shrine at Sucheendram is referred as Thanumalaya. The name Thanumalayan denotes the combination of the Trimurthis Sthanu is a synonym for Siva, Mal for Vishn and Ayan for Brahma
It is a very ancient temple with the construction began in the fifth century by the Pandya Maharaja Maran Chadayan. Later the construction was continued by Nayaks of Madurai and Chithirathirunal Maharaja of Travancore.
134 feet high Gopuram is in the main entrance door of 24 feet high of granite, Mandapa with granite pillars of 18 feet high granite idol of Nandi having 13 ft height., which is locally known as "Makkalai". The walls of the gopuram are decorated with mural paintings, and the musical pillars. All these together make the temple as repository of art treasure.
The holy Theertham tank at Sucheendram Sthanumalaya Temple
is called as Indran Tank.
Address of the Temple:
Kanniyakumari District, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu 629704
Phone: 04652 241 421
You can see the temple on Youtube.