51 Shakthi Sthalam/Shakthi Peedam Sri Aramvalartha Nayaki Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ambey Ma !!

Suchindram / Gnanaranya Kshetram /Shakthi Peedam is one of the Abhimana Kshetram of Trinities as Sthanumalayan (Sthanu – Lord Shiva + Mal – Lord Vishnu + Ayan – Lord Brahma ) located in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the most prominent temples famous for its stunning architectural and intricate stone carving work. In this temple Trinities worshipped in the form of a Linga, the upper portion of the Linga represents Lord Shiva and the middle and down portion symbolizes Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma respectively. Nayaks, Emperors of Travancore also have made abundance of contributions to this temple. This is one of the famous temples where Lord Indra was purified by the Trinities, thus it has got its name Suchindram ( Suchi+Indram = Purify + Indra).

Presiding deity – Sri Thanumalayan Swamy / Sthanumalayan Swamy an embodiment of Trinities in the form of a exquisite Linga in this temple. Lord Sthanumalayan with his consort Goddess Sri Aram Valartha Nayaki/Umayammai

Sthalavruksham – Kondrai

Theertham – Indra Theertham, Prapancha Theertham,

Worshipped by – Sri Adi Sankara, Sage Agastya, Lord Indra, Udayavar Sri Ramanujar,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha worshipped by Lord Indra, Lord Nandikeshwara – tallest idol, Lord Anjaneya 22’ft monolithic image, Navagrahas with their celestial vehicles, Lord Subramanya, Kalabairava, Lord Dakishnamurthi, Lord Ayyappa, Lord Rama,


Festivals – Thiru Karthikai, Markazhi Utsavam, Panguni Uthiram, Skandha Shashti, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Masi Makam, Arudra Darisanam,

The legend has that there was a time the Mount Himalaya and its surroundings were under the abstract control of the demons. They harassed the life of deities and sages, they all appealed to Lord Vishnu. As instructed by Lord Vishnu, all the spiritual energies of the deities turned into a flame and as desired by the deities and Sages Goddess Sri Sati was rose from the flame and she was brought up by Daksha Prajapathi. Later, she was married to Lord Shiva against the will of her father.


A Grand Yagna was conducted by Dakshaprajapathi ended in disaster, his own daughter Goddess Sri Sati had to sacrifice her life in the sacrificial fire. This catastrophic incident brought trepidation amongst the deities. Inconsolable Lord Shiva carried the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati and wandered on the Earth for several years. The functions of Trinities to protect the Universe were shattered. All the deities were frightened about the terrible consequences and appealed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’ dice chopped off the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati into several parts to diffuse the grief of Lord Shiva and each part fell into the different parts of the Earth. The places where the body parts of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth were turned into ‘Shakthi Sthal/Shakthi Peedam’.


This temple remains open from 5.30 AM to 1.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.

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