Thursday, March 8, 2018

'Ratha construction at Suchindram Temple, Tamil Nadu, India' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Suchindram is a temple town situated in the southernmost district of Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and 7 km from Nagarcoil town and approximately 81 km from Trivandrum city. The town of Suchindrum is renowned for the Thanumalayan  temple in Suchindram.

This temple  is unique in the whole of India in that it is dedicated to three different deities represented by one image in the sanctum and is called Sthanumalayan (Sthanu-Shiva; Maal-Vishnu and Ayan-Brahma) kovil. The temple is rich in sculpture and architecture.

When I visited this town in January 2018, work on construction of Rathas or chariots of the temple was under way. I just stood spell bound there watching it all.

Take a look: 



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