Suchindram Shakti Peeth
How To Reach:-
From East:-Chennai-> Tirunelveli-> Suchindram Shakti Peeth, aproxi 705km
From West:-Mumbai-> Madurai-> Suchindram Shakti Peeth, aproxi 1,650km
From North:- New Delhi -> Nagpur-> Bengaluru-> Madurai-> Suchindram Shakti Peeth, aproxi 2,820km
Suchindram is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and is placed in the southernmost district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. This place is where it is believed that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell.
The idols are Devi Maa as “Maa Narayani” (wife of Narayan) and Lord Shiva as “Sangharor Samhara” (the destroyer). Sometimes the goddess is popularly known as Kanya Kumari or Bhagavathy Amman. Samhara Bhairava is present in a nearby village. At Suchindram, he is locally called Sthanu Shiva.
Suchindram has a temple dedicated to Sri Sthanumalayan as well who is the representation of the combined forces of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is one of the few temples in the country where the Trinities are worshiped. The temple has a beautiful Gopuram, musical pillars.
The art and architecture of this temple is unique and blends with the Tamil Nadu culture. From outside the whole temple looks white, as it is made of white stone. On the other hand, the top part is made of various sculptures that depict the various gods and the fine stone work done on it is highly commendable. There are palm trees planted in front of the Suchindram temple. So much so is the religious importance of this place that every year people in million numbers flock to this part of the country.
The word ‘Suchi’ in Suchindram is believed to be derived from Sanskrit, which means ‘pure. ‘ Suchindram Shakti Peeth is also called Thanumalayan or Stanumalaya Temple. It is believed that the Goddess is still meditating at this holy shrine. Moreover, Suchindram region is also known as the Gyanvanam region.
Temple Timings:-Open 7:30 am Close 7:30 pm
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