Sankaralingaswami Temple, Kodarangulam, Tirunelveli

Sri Sankaralingaswami temple is situated in the special village cited as Kodarangulam, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The presiding deity of this temple is Sankaralingaswami (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Gomathi.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Karana Agama. This temple is approximately 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this special place is Kodarangulam.

The festivals that are celebrated in this temple are Aadi Thapasu in July-August;  Chithirai New Year Day (April-May), 41 day Brahmmotsavam in Panguni-Chithirai covering March to May; Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October),  Aipasi wedding festival in October-November, Aani Tirumanjanam (June-July), Thai float festival in January-February, Skanda Sashti and Iypasi Annabishekam (November-December), Dhanur month and Thiruvadhirai (December-January), Makara Sankranthi (January-February), Mahasivarathri (February-March),  Panguni Uthiram (March-April) and Pradosha days (13th day from New Moon or Full Moon day) are celebrated in the shrine.

As per the local legends and pundits,“Lord Shiva graces here as a swayambu murthy representing the powers of Rahu and Ketu.” The temple is open for all from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. At present all the devotees, pilgrims and tourists are wholeheartedly invited into the shrine for homams, worship, prayers and rituals. A large crowd of pilgrims and devotees visit this sacred place on weekends, festival occasions, Hindu religious auspicious days and national holidays.

Address:Sri Sankaralinga Swami Temple, Kodarangulam, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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