Arulmigu Sankaranarayana Swamy Thirukkoil, Sankarankovil

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  • Lord Shiva, the paramount God of Saivism and Lord Vishnu, the Superior God of Vaishnavism conjoin together in a same idol with name Sankaranarayanar. It symbolizes unity of Saivism and Vaishnavism, two major parts of Hindu Religion.
  • A temple built in the 10th century A.D, it poses as an example of marvelous architecture that the sunlight of dawn enters the sanctum of Lord Sankaralinga Swamy on the days of equinox viz., 21,22 & 23rd days of the months of March and September every year.
  • The ten days festival in the month of July known as Adi Tapasu commemorating the penance done by Gomathi Amman, the consort of Lord Sankaralinga Swamy attracts a lot of devotees.
  • This temple is the chief of Panchabootha Sthalas of South, the five places each of which represents one of the five elements. The element typified here is Earth.

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  • Sankarankoil Gomathi Ambal
  • Sankarankoil Temple
  • Arulmigu Sankaranarayanaswamy Temple

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Air port Vagaikulam of Thoothukudi District (95 KMS)

By Train

About 37 kms by rail from Tenkasi railway station

By Road

Plenty of Bus Services are available from Tirunelveli to Sankarakoil