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Thiruparappu Mahadevar Temple | TamilNadu, Kanyakumari

On the banks of Koothayar river, near the stunning Thirparappu waterfalls, blessed with abundant scenic beauty is the third temple of the Sivalaya Ottam, the Thirparappu Mahadevar temple. The temple has been built around 9th century though some carvings suggest it existed even before that. It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya used to visit and stay at this temple. King Sree Visakham Thirunal also used to visit this temple to offer his prayers.


The wrath of Lord Shiva at the death of his wife Sati, manifested in his fierce form of Veerabadhra.  It is the form of Lord which is worshipped in  the temple of Thiruparappu.This temple is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam.


The temple the banks of Kothayar river is fortified with high stone walls. This temple for Lord Siva faces the west. There are many old inscriptions in this temple including the one of the Pandiya King dated ninth century. The Vimana(roof) of the shrine is adorned with sculptures. There are statues of Lord Krshna and Lord Murugan

Darsan Info

Thiruparappu 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 third 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. Thriparappu water falls is a famous tourist destination

Language Spoken:Tamil

Location and Contact

Thiruparapu, Tamil Nadu

Marthandam is the nearest railway station which is connected to other parts of the state. Buses are available from Marthanadam to the temple. Trivandrum International airport is 55kms from Kulashekaram to where buses and taxis ply regularly. From Kulashekaram buses or autos  will lead to Thiruparappu Mahadevar temple.

Additional Info

  1. Accommodation available at Marthandam or Kuleshekaram
  2. Yes(at Kulasekharam)
  3. Yes(at Kulasekharam)
  4. Yes(at Kulasekharam)
  5. Yes(at Kulasekharam)

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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