A view infront of the Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple
A view infront of the Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple

Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple, one of the 108 Divya Desam temples, is located at Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple provides a scenic environment, which is surrounded by River Kothai, River Pahrali and River Thamirabarani on three sides. Opposite to Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple, there is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. This temple is built in a Dravidian style of architecture.

Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple is associated with Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple located at Thiruvanandhapuram. Thiruvanandhapuram Sri Padmanabhaswamy is located in the position facing Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple. More contributions for Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple are contributed by the dynasties of Kerala state.


The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Sri Adhikesava Perumal, lying on Adi sesha (serpent), Who has to be viewed through three doors. The deity Lord Shiva is located near the presiding deity Lord Sri Adhikesava Perumal. There are many Deepalakshmis (oil lamps) are kept in the temple, which were not similar to the other. The Otraikkal Mandapam of this temple is made of a single stone which is of three feet high.

Thiruvattar Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple contains the carved images of Oorthava Thandavam, Lord Venugopala, Goddess Rathi, Lord Manmatha, Lord Lakshmana and Lord Indrajit. Artistic painting works is a prominent feature of this temple. 11 Pasurams (hymns) were sung by the saint Nammazhwar, one of the twelve azhwar saints of Tamilnadu. Marthanda Varma, the king of Travancore was believed to be the great devotee of Lord Adhikesava Perumal who is said to worship the Lord in this temple before all the wars.

Pooja Timings

  • Uchapooja – 3.30 am to 12.00 pm
  • Pantheeradi Pooja – 3.30 am to 6.00 am
  • Ushapooja – 3.30am to 5.30am
  • Deeparadhana – 3.30am to 4.45am


  • 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
By Road

Kanyakumari Road Transport Corporation offer regular fleet of buses to almost all the major cities of South India.

By Train

Kanyakumari has its own railhead and trains from major cities of India stop at this junction. Kanyakumari Express is well-connected to Mumbai and Bangalore. The second nearest station is the Trivandrum Central railway station, which is well connected to almost all cities in India.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is well connected with the major cities in India, the airport is also well linked with some gulf countries.

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