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Temple Legend

Temple Legend

Legents related to This Temple

The Lord AdiKesavaSwamy means 'Foremost Friend'. Legend says that Lord AdiKesavaSwamy defeated the demon Kesi. The demon's wife prayed to the River Ganges and to River Thamirabarani and created a destruction. But it was in vain and she surrendered to the Lord. Thus, the formation of the rivers made in a circle came to be known as Thiruvattaru



Sculpture in this Temple

The temple architecture is Dravidian style architecture with wooden pillars, doors and roofs. The lord is lying on his snake couch and has to be viewed through three doors. We could see Lord Shiva near Lord Adikesava Perumal inside the sandhi. Deepalakshmis are many but none resembles the other. The Otraikkal Mandapam made of a single stone 3 feet thick, is a marvel. Oorthuva Thandavam, Venugopala, Rathi, Manmatha, Lakshmana and Indrajit are excellently carved. The temple is also renowned for its murals.

Temple Events

Temple Events

Events related to this Temple

Aipasi Brahmmotsavam, Onam festival – October or November

Vaikunda Ekadasi – December or January

Navarathri Festival – September or October

Diwali – October or December

Karthigai Festival – November or December



Map of this Temple

Adikesava Perumal Temple Kanyakumari

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Extra Information

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