Sankaranar Temple, Parthibanur, Ramanathapuram

Sri Sankaranar temple is located in the village named Parthibanur, in the district of Ramanathapuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Sankaranar (Sokkanathar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Meenakshi.

The holy tree of this temple is Mavalinga tree. The holy water of this temple is Sankaran Kulam (a tank). The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Nallur.

The primary festivals celebrated in this shrine are Tirukarthikai in November-December; Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Vijayadasami in Maha Shivarathri in Febuary – March, Deepavalli, Mondays of Karthikai-November-December, Pongal, 10 day Vaikasi 10 day Brahmmotsavam, Vasanth Usav in May-June, 10 day Aadi Pooram, Skanda Sashti-Soora Samharam in October-November, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Peria Nayakar on Poornima-full moon days, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Thai Kruthikai in January-February, Karthikai Deepam in November-December, Arudra Darshan in December-January, New Year day as per the Georgian calendar and Hindu traditional calendar and Aadi Kruthikai in July-August.

The temple is open for all the Hindus from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. In this shrine, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi. The other deities of this temple are Lord Bhairava, Chandikeswara, Lord Siddhi Vinayaka, Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Lord Bala Muruga, Lord Dakshinamurthy and Nagar.

According to the local legends, “Those with distressed mind pray to Lord Shiva and those facing delays in wedding and other planetary problems pray to Mother.“

Address: Sri Sankaranar Temple, Parthibanur – 623 608, Ramanathapuram Dist. Tamil Nadu

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