Sankaralingaswami (Sankara Narayanar ) temple, Sankarankoil, Tirunelveli

Sri Sankaralingaswami (Sankara Narayanar ) temple is located in the village named Sankarankoil, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Sankaralingam (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Gomathi.

The holy tree of this temple is Punnai. The holy water of this temple is Naga Sunai theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kaarana Aagamam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Sankarankoil.

The main festivals of this temple are Aadi Thapasu in July-August; 41 day Brahmmotsavam in Panguni-Chithirai covering March to May; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Aipasi wedding festival in October-November, Thai New Moon day in January-February; Thai float festival in January-February, Masi Shivrathri in February-March, Amavasya, Deepavalli, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pongal, New Year day as per the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar and other festivals related to Lord Shiva.  Local people plus devotees cooperation and pilgrims of far and near makes this temple as most sought after temple in the district. These festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charisma in this particular temple.

The temple is open for all the Hindus from 5.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Even special pujas and rituals are conducted on Shivarathri day.  It is the most sought after temple in this district. Special pujas and rituals are conducted in this temple on all Tuesdays and Sundays that is dedicated to Lord and Mother.

Address: The Executive Officer, Sri Sanakara Narayana Temple, Sankarankoil-627 756. Tamil Nadu

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