Sivalaya Ottam at Thirunanthikarai Nandeeswarar Temple, Kanyakumari
Thirunanthikarai Nandeeswarar Temple is the fourth temple in the Sivalaya Ottam ritual associated to the 12 Siva temples in Vilavancode and Kalkulam taluks of Kanyakumari district. Featured here is the Sivalaya Ottam in Thirunanthikarai Nandeeswarar Temple, in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu.
Sivalaya Ottam is a ritualistic marathon run celebrated in these temples as part of Mahasivarathri celebrations. Thousands of people from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, and Madurai districts as well as neighbouring State of Kerala take part in the Sivalaya Ottam. The ritual starts at Thirumalai Mahadevar Temple at Munchirai.