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Temple Legend
Temple Legend
Legends related to this Temple

The Lord AdiKesavaSwamy means 'Foremost Friend'. Legend says that Lord AdiKesavaSwamy defeated the demon Kesi. The demon's wife prayed to the River Ganges and to River Thamirabarani and created a destruction. But it was in vain and she surrendered to the Lord. Thus, the formation of the rivers made in a circle came to be known as Thiruvattaru

Sculpture in this Temple

The temple architecture is Dravidian style architecture with wooden pillars, doors and roofs. The lord is lying on his snake couch and has to be viewed through three doors. We could see Lord Shiva near Lord Adikesava Perumal inside the sandhi. Deepalakshmis are many but none resembles the other. The Otraikkal Mandapam made of a single stone 3 feet thick, is a marvel. Oorthuva Thandavam, Venugopala, Rathi, Manmatha, Lakshmana and Indrajit are excellently carved. The temple is also renowned for its murals.


Adikesava Perumal Temple Kanyakumari

Temple Events
Temple Events
Events related to this Temple

Aipasi Brahmmotsavam, Onam festival – October or November

Vaikunda Ekadasi – December or January

Navarathri Festival – September or October

Diwali – October or December

Karthigai Festival – November or December

By Road

Kanyakumari Road Transport Corporation offer the regular fleet of buses to almost all the major cities of South India.

By Rail

Kanyakumari has its own railhead and trains from major cities of India stop at this junction. Kanyakumari Express is well-connected to Mumbai and Bangalore. The second nearest station is the Trivandrum Central railway station, which is well connected to almost all cities in India.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is well connected with the major cities in India, the airport is also well linked with some gulf countries.

Extra Information

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