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.
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.
The priests perform daily rituals and puja to the diety.
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