Thirupanthikodu, Sivalaya Ottam-11

Saivite Temples, Kanyakumari District


Mahadevar, facing east



Other Deities

Sastha, Ganesha

Thirupanthikodu is a small Kerala style temple with a circular Sanctum Sanctorum and a 2 tiered conical top. There are 2 Prakarams and the entrance to the east facing temple is from both east and west.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


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


Thirupanthikodu is the eleventh 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. It is also believed that Mugilan the commander of a Mughal king’s army was killed by a large group of wasps and the first one went from this temple.


Thirupanthikodu is 3.5 kilometers south from the Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram Highway in a village called Palliadi. You have to take a left about 4.5 kilometers before Marthandam when you go from Nagercoil to reach the Thirupanthikodu temple.

Stay and Food

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

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