Bhaktavachleshwarar Temple, Thirupanticode, Kanyakumari
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Bhaktavachleshwarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thirupanticode, Kanyakumari. Presiding Deity is called as Bhaktavachleshwarar / Mahadevar. This temple is one in the Shivalaya Ottam temples. Thirparappu is the eleventh temple for the Shivalaya Ottam.
Legend / Local stories
Lord Shiva broke Vishnu Horn in Varaha form:
After Mahavishnu in the form of a wild pig brought back the earth in place by killing the demon king Hiranya, he is still not came out of his anger of war, was disturbing the worlds. The devas surrendered to the Lord Shiva who broke his horn and brought him back to his normalcy. Lord Vishnu realized his mistake and worshipped the Lord and requested him to be adorned by the horn he broke. The Lord blessed him wearing the horn to his head beautifully. This temple is supposedly associated with this puranic event.
Sage Vyakarapadhar worshipped Lord Shiva here:
Sage Vyakarapadhar visited this place and worshipped Lord Shiva here.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 5.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM. The temple is open for a longer time during festival and other important days.
- Shivalaya Ottam
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 15 Kms from Vilavancode, 7 Kms from Marthandam, 11 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 10 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 1 Km from Nattalam, 11 Kms from Thuckalay, 12 Kms from Colachel, 25 Kms from Nagercoil, 47 Kms from Kanyakumari, 13 Kms from Eraniel and 61 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kuzhithurai and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.