Thikurichi, Sivalaya Ottam -2

Saivite Temples, Kanyakumari District


Mahadevar, facing east



Other Deities

Ganesha, Sastha, Naagar, Badhrakali

Thikurichi is a beautiful small temple situated atop the banks of the Tamiraparani River. The temple has two Prakarams. The inner Prakaram is for religious circumambulation and people are not allowed around. The Sanctum Sanctorum is reached through a Mahamantapam and Ardha Mandapam. The main deity is a small Lingam. The pillars in the Mantapam have some nice carvings. The outer Prakaram has lot of flowering plants and trees.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tamiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thikurichi is an ancient temple, but historical information is not available as of now.


Thikurichi is the second temple where Bhima dropped the Rudraksha seed to slow down the creature chasing him when he was on a mission to procure its milk for a Yaga.


Thikurichi is about 4 kilometers north west of Marthandam and off the road to Kulasekaram.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest place for food is Marthandam, stay is Nagercoil.

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