Neelakandeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kalkulam near Padmanabhapuram in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The temple is a part of the famed Shivalaya Ottam conducted during Shivaratri. It is the seventh temple in the run sequence. Presiding Deity is called as Neelakandeswarar / Mahadevar. Mother is called as Ananthavalli. In architecture as well as in rituals, the temple is different to the other Sivalayams in the area.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 5.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Padmanabhapuram Palace, 4 Kms from Kumaracoil, 2 Kms from Padmanabhapuram, 23 Kms from Vilavancode, 15 Kms from Marthandam, 19 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 14 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 13 Kms from Nattalam, 3 Kms from Thuckalay, 14 Kms from Colachel, 14 Kms from Nagercoil, 6 Kms from Eraniel, 40 Kms from Kanyakumari and 60 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Thuckalay is well connected to other parts of the state by road. Buses, autos, taxis are available from Thuckalay to the temple. Buses and Taxis also ply from Kulasekharam, Marthandam Nagercoil etc. Nearest Railway Station is located at Eraniel and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.