2017-06-26, Guganathaswamy Temple, Kanyakumari
2017-06-26, Guganathaswamy Temple, Kanyakumari

Guganathaswamy Temple, Kanyakumari

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Deity: Guganathaswamy
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
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Locale: Kanyakumari
District:: Kanyakumari


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Guganathaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanyakumari Town in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. This is a 1000-year-old temple and is said to have been built by the King Rajaraja Chola. The architectural style of the Cholas is quiet apparent in this temple. There are 16 inscriptions found in this temple that dates back to 11th Century A.D. The Temple remains open from 06.00 to 11.15 A.M and 05.00 P.M to 08.45 P.M. Kanyakumari Town is well connected to major cities by road / rail / air across India.

Kanyakumari is located at about 20 Kms from Nagercoil, 13 Kms from Suchindrum, 47 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 33 Kms from Thuckalay, 47 Kms from Marthandam, 100 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 245 Kms from Madurai. The Temple is located about 2 Kms from Kanyakumari State Transport Corporation Bus Stand, 200 meters from Kanyakumari Railway Station, 102 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport and 239 Kms from Madurai International Airport. The Temple is well connected from Bus Stand and Railway Station by means of Buses, Taxis and Autos.

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