Tourist Places in kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) – Raghaveshwara Temple: 6 kms

Raghaveshwara Temple: 6 kms. from Nagercoil. Situated on the banks of river Palayar, a small village called Driasanamcope near Bhutapandi, is famous for the temple dedicated to Shiva as Raghaveshwara and his consort Ulaganayaki. The name of the village is derived from the words Thiru, Saram and Corpu, denoting the place where the arrow of Sri Rama pierced the body of Tataka. The red-stained rock known as Tatakamelai resembles the body of a gigantic woman with matted locks. The central shrine of the Shiva temple is built over a platform and the exterior portion contains a beautiful idol of Dakshinamurthy. This temple is said to have been built by Raja Raja Chola.

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