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Visit to Karaikal via Kumbhakonam

This is the temple to be visited with out fail if you are travelling South India. When any... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ravindranath K
Mumbai, India
Powerful Navagraha Temple

One of the most powerful navagraha temples, dedicated to Lord Saniswaran. Mostly crowded on... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Pandiaraj P
Chennai (Madras), India
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73/1, 4th Main Road | Thirunallar, Karaikal 560010, India
+91 89039 59921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place with elderly people and my Mother inlaw was a heart patient.I requestd the cops there to give her only a space so that she can see the God.some imp Politicians had come the police were busy attending them and they were...More

1  Thank MakeshBangalore
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is the temple to be visited with out fail if you are travelling South India. When any satellite travel over this temple the transmission stops for two to three seconds. Confirmed NASA. It is said that it is the last and ultimate destination for...More

1  Thank Ravindranath K
Reviewed 28 May 2018

One of the most powerful navagraha temples, dedicated to Lord Saniswaran. Mostly crowded on Saturdays and special days. Temple opens at 6 AM and closes by 1 PM and then reopens at 4 PM till 9 PM. If you are visiting around 12 noon, then...More

Thank Pandiaraj P
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the temple in the evening. Was able to avail darshan in a crowd free situation. The pond was surprisingly clean. HRCE dept has to to make better attempts to regulate the pilgrims.Overall, a divine experience!

Thank mohan3501
Reviewed 16 April 2018

we have visited in April and the place is too hot and we cant able to walk on the road. in the entrance, all will get bath in Kalyani, temple management is not maintain properly and people were leave there cloths in the pond and...More

1  Thank Sudhindrah1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is around 5 Km from Karaikkal town. Saturday will be crowded. Minimum parking option around streets. May be you can spend 1-2 hour. Not much eateries around. The architectural beauty of the temple is amazing.

Thank SachuChachu
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and powerful temple. Badly maintained though. Wish they would take better care of it, esp the hygiene . The temple pond was extremely filthy.

2  Thank SriMayuri
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple. Magnificent architecture and highly energetic environment - all rummaged due to money making employees. The brokers will lure you from the entrance - the security will entice you to take short cut by greasing his palms. Most dastardly acts are conducted by the...More

1  Thank Ganeshan M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Special darshan tip: Buy the Rs.200 ticket or others after checking the queue inside. The special queue gets merged with the free-darshan queue in few metres itself. The hawkers outside the temple tempt you to be buy the ticket. So, be aware of this.

1  Thank Lakshmidevi P
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The temple is one of the most important one for hindus. But the approach road is full of small shops encroaching the road. The shops itself dont offer anything great and not even a single decent eatery is available around the temple. The streets are...More

1  Thank vishy63
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15 December 2017|
Response from VALLALAAR | Reviewed this property |
No. Not necessary. Just sprinkle drops of water on your head. That would do. Your sins will be vanished,if you have faith. The general public , despite more warnings, pollute the pond by their foolish beliefs. Lakhs... More
6 November 2017|
Response from VALLALAAR | Reviewed this property |
contact the authorities by phone.
26 August 2017|
Response from Sudhar23 | Reviewed this property |
The best place to stay put is Karaikal. There are lot of hotels n lodges at Karaikal. The temple is well connected by public transport [10mins once bus will be available] If you have ur own vehicle its also ok... Regarding... More