Temple is located in
Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu. Nellaiappar
The area of the Nellaiappar temple is spread over an area of 14 acres.
The main gate of the temple is 850 feet long and 756
feet wide. The music pillars of the temple were built by Ninderesar Nedumaran, who
was one of the best craftsmen at that time. A melodious tune emanates from the
pillars located in the temple. Due to which it has become the center of
curiosity among tourists. A melodious sound like the melody of a tabla emanates
from these pillars. You come out of these pillars on the beats of seven types
of music like dhun sa, re, g, ma, pa, dha, ni, on hitting the pillars of the
The architecture of the Nellaiappar temple has a special mention
48 pillars are made of a single stone and all the 48
pillars surround the main pillar. The temple has a total of 161
pillars from which the sound of music emanates. The surprising thing is if you
try to make a sound out of a pole. So other pillars also start vibrating.
The stone pillars of the Nellaiappar temple are divided into three categories.
In which the first is called Shruti Stambh, the second is called Gana Thungal and the third is called Laya Thungal. In these there is some mutual relation between Shruti Stambh and Laya. Due to which if someone hits the Shruti pillar, then the sound also comes out from Laya Thungal. Similarly, if someone hits the Laya Thungal, then the sound of Shruti Stambh also comes out.