Thiruvithamkodu, Sivalaya Ottam-10

Saivite Temples, Kanyakumari District


Mahadevar, facing east



Other Deities

Mahavishnu, Sastha, Ganesha

Thiruvithamkodu is a large east facung temple with entrance gateway from the east. A beautiful temple pond in front of the temple presents a serene picture. The temple has two Prakarams. The large outer Prakaram houses the Sanctum Sanctorums of Mahadeva and Mahavishnu. Each of the sanctums have their own flagstaff and circumambulation passage. The processional deities are taken on elephants during festivals and is said to be a beautiful sight.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thiruvithamkodu is an ancient temple having been served by the Ay and Travancore Kings and was an important town during the olden days.


Thiruvithamkodu is the tenth 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.


Thiruvithamkodu is 2.5 kilometers south-west of Thucalay.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops. Closest place for food is Thucalay, stay is Nagercoil.

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