Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal in Kanyakumari

Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal Overview

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Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Ayya Vaikundar in Attoor, a small hamlet in Kanyakumari. It is revered shrine for followers of Ayyavazhi, who believe that Ayya Vaikundar is an avatar or incarnation of Lord Narayana. Ayyavazhi, a dharmic belief system, is based on the teachings and life history of Ayya Vaikundar.

The highlight of this place is its unique architectural style - Sahasrara (literal meaning white lotus). Historians believe that it is the first temple to boast Sahasrara architecture. Originally, this structure was built in 1988; however, it was reconstructed and inaugurated in the year 2007. The foundation stone of the new thangal was laid in 2005 by the present religious leader of Ayyavazhi - Bala Prajapathi Adikalar.

Some of the popular festivals celebrated here are Thiru Edu-Vasippu, Ayya Vaikunda Avataram, Thirukkarthigai and Diwali, to name a few. Every year, religious conferences and celebrations of Akila-Ara Patasalai are also conducted here with religious fervour.

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Pulimoodu Jn, Thiruvattaru, Kanyakumari, 629177, Tamil Nadu ‎