There is a statue of Nandi which is placed in front Lord Siva. Local fables describe that the bull came from the rock near the temple and took place in front of the Lord. They believe that the bull is growing as the years pass.This temple is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam.
On the banks of Nanthuaaru stands the Thirunandikarai Mahadevar temple. The temple stones is entirely built based on Kerala architectural style. The Vimanam(roof) of the sanctum is conical and tiled. There is pond near by the temple and a garden with varieties vegetation. The ancient rock cut cave temple belonging to Jains, where later a Shivlingeam was installed is next to this shrine.
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. The traditions and customs of the people are similar to those of the people of Kerala. Rubber production and tapping is the main source of income.
The priests perform daily rituals and puja to the diety
|March - Sivrathri, Sivalaya ottam(Feb/Mar)|
|Jan - March||32oC||to||22.3oC|
|April - June||37oC||to||26.6oC|
|July - Sept||35.5oC||to||25.6oC|
|Oct - Dec||30.3oC||to||22.6oC|