Parthasarathy Temple, Parthivapuram, Kanyakumari

Date built:
Deity: Parthasarathy
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale: Parthivapuram
District:: Kanyakumari
 Parthasarathy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Parthivapuram near Munchirai in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. This Temple belonged to ninth century AD. Presiding Deity is called as Parthasarathy, the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. The temple was built by King Ko Karunandadakkan in AD 864-65. Moreover, Parthivapuram was one of the four educational centers (sala) in these parts, around 1,100 years ago – others being Kanthaloor, Thiruvalla and Moozhikulam Salas. It is a notable distinction of this temple that there is no hundi (for collection of money from devotees) anywhere in the premises. The temple is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Temple Opening Time

The temple is open from 05:00 am to 10:00 am and from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm.


The festival of Thiru Onam which falls in the Malayalam month of Chingom (August/September) is the most important festival of this temple. The annual festival of ten days duration is in Chingom from Atham to Tiruvonam asterism. Other than this, the auspicious occasion of Ekadasi which falls every month, is considered special here, just like any other Vishnu temple. Krishna Jayanthi, Deepavali and Chithira Vishu are the other major festivals celebrated in this temple.


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How to Reach:

Parthivapuram Parthasarathy Temple is located on the western side of Marthandam – Thengapattanam highway. The Temple is located at about 9 Kms from Kollemcode, 2 Kms from Munchirai, 9 Kms from Kuzhithurai, 9 Kms from Marthandam, 8 Kms from Kaliyakkavilai, 33 Kms from Nagercoil, 55 Kms from Kanyakumari and 46 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kuzhithurai and Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

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