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Old 16th June 2010, 13:19   #61
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Originally Posted by MX6 View Post
Suchindram has an 18 ft hanuman statue. Suchindram is more famous for the fact that it is a temple for the holy trinity (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma). Very few places in India has temples for Brahma and even fewer has the holy trinity. So essentially, it's a temple of the holy trinity and not of Hanuman. The temple's name is Thanumalayan temple and the name stands for the holy trinity.
Thanu - Brahma
Mal - Vishnu
Ayan - Shiva
Apart from the huge Hanuman, the temple also houses the female Ganesha (vigneshwari) and geetopadesha statue.
There are claims that this is the only temple in India where the holy trinity are housed and worshipped. But Triambak has a shiva ling which houses the holy trinity in linga form.
Thanks MX for the updated info. We could not see the hanuman statue from outside too, the boundary wall is very high may be 15 to 20 feet high. Prayed from outside only.
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Very nice pics and travelogue! "Hopefully" will do the Delhi-Mumbai-Mangalore-Kerala stretch in Oct.
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