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Thikkurichi Mahadevar Temple | TamilNadu, Kanyakumari

On the banks of river Thamirapani, amid the serenity of the village of Thikkurichi, blessed in abundance with the grace of nature, is the Thikkurichi Mahadevar temple. A very ancient temple and the second one in the sequence of Sivalaya ottam, the shrine is believed to have been renovated during the reign of Marthanada Varma.


The shrine of Mahadevar temple in Thikkurichi is a very ancient one. The shrine is believed to have been built by  the rulers of the erstwhile centuries for the devotees of the area. Lord Shiva is believed to be in meditation in the temple. The temple did not have a Nandi statue for a very long time. Recently the statue of Lord Shiva's mount has been installed in the templeThis temple is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam.


With the flowing waters of river Thamirapani beside it, stands the ancient temple of Thikkurichi Mahadevar. The temple built in granite and stone, is adorned with pillars are wall carvings. The temple does not have a kodimaram like other shrines in the area. There is a newly installed Nandi statue. There are shrines for Vinayaka and Nagas.

Darsan Info

Thikkurichi Mahadevar Temple timings :5.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM. The temple is a part of the famed Shivalaya ottam conducted during Shivratri. It is the second temple in the run sequence. 

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and traditional clothing. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu


Kanyakumari district is the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. This area of Kanyakumari district, with its location ear the Kerala border is a major trade centre. It is famous for honey, cashew nut processing and rubber.

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Kanyakumari, Pacode, Tamil Nadu

Marthandam is well connected to other parts of the country by road and rail. Trivandrum International airport is 45kms from Marthandam to where buses and taxis ply regularly. From Marthandam autos or taxis will lead to Thikkurichi Mahadevar temple.

Additional Info

  1. Accommodation available at Marthandam
    Hotel Manu
    Hotel Chitra
    Taj hotel
  2. Yes(at Marthandam)
  3. Yes(at Marthandam)
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Temple Rituals

The priests perform daily rituals and puja to the diety.

Regular Offerings

flowers, incense

famous Festivals

March - Sivrathri, Sivalaya ottam(Feb/Mar)
December - Thiruvathira

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