Kanyakumari to Alvar Tirunagari



A trip from Kanyakumari to Alvar Tirunagari temple is enjoyable and exciting. Kanyakumari is a major tourist destination and also an important centre for pilgrims. Large number of tourists visits the enchanting city to explore the colorful sandy beaches and temples in the region. The temples of Kanyakumari that are gracefully designed are the epitomes of attractions for the tourists.

To reach Kanyakumari, the tourist can travel by rail, road or air. Trivandrum airport is situated at a distance of 80 kms from the main city. Trains connect the city with different parts of India. Frequent bus services connect people to places and locations in and around the city. To visit the temple of Alvar Tirunagari the tourists can travel by bus or hire a car from kanyakumari.

The various places of attractions in and around Kanyakumari are
Gandhi mandapam, Kanyakumari temple, Vivekananda memorial, Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Suchindram Temple.

Alvar Tirunagari is a well-known Vaishnav temple of Kanyakumari. At this location, a tree has been enshrined. The temple has a historical relevance. It is believed that Saint Namalvar sat under this tree to attain enlightenment. He had sung songs that were written in praises of the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Adinatha, who was the first Jain Thirthankara. There is a musical instrument called nadaswaram in the temple. This wind instrument, made out of stone is played during pujas and festivals and is quite popular in south India.

A large number of pilgrims travel from Kanyakumari to Alvar Tirunagari temple to offer their prayers.



Last Updated on 9/15/2011