Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:04 am

At a distance of 16 km from Thirumalpuram and 56 km from Tirunelveli, Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple is a well-known Hindu temple located at Sankarankovil in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. It is likely one of the high pilgrimage locations to go to in Tirunelveli area and in addition one of many common temples in Tamilnadu.

The temple is devoted to Sankaranarayanar, who’s the mixed manifestation of Shiva and Vishnu. This temple was constructed by Ukkira Pandiya Thevar within the 11th century AD. This temple additionally known as as Avudaiamman Kovil or Davasu Kovil. In response to mythology, as soon as the devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva quarreled with one another to find out whose god is highly effective. Then Lord Shiva appeared as Sankaranarayanar to mark his devotees to know that each Hari and Shiva are one and the identical. So it’s held sacred by Saivites and Vaishnavites as properly. Therefore this temple depicts the idea of Hari and Haran being one God.

The temple of Sankaranarayana is located on 4.5 acre website within the coronary heart of the Sankarankovil City. It is likely one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalas within the South Pandiya nation. With an imposing Rajagopuram, rising to a peak of 135 toes with 9 tiers, this temple is surrounded by excessive partitions and the tower has many stunning photos.

Lord Sri Sankaranarayana is the primary deity on this temple. The precise portion of the idol has sandal and signifies Lord Siva, with cobra round his neck & moon above his head. The left facet of the idol signifies Lord Vishnu having Sankhu in his hand. The Sankaralingam enshrined within the temple was discovered throughout the unearthed from a ‘puttru'(Ant Hill) and was consecrated as Sri Sankaralinga Swamy within the temple. Throughout March and September months, the rays of Solar fall on Sankaralingam for 3 days from 21st of the respective months. The goddess of the temple is Arulmigu Gomathi Amman. Goddess Gomathi is alleged to have worshipped the Lord at this place. The temple additionally has a separate shrine for Lord Sarpa Vinayaka.

The ant-hill sand is obtainable as Prasad, individuals imagine that’s able to curing all of the illnesses. Devotees going through issues as a result of presence of toxic creatures of their homes as lizards, scorpions and snakes supply silver items embossed with the photographs of such creatures for answer.

Aadi Thapasu in July-August, 10 day Brahmmotsavam in Panguni-Chithirai in April, Aipasi wedding ceremony pageant in October-November and Thai float pageant in January- February are the favored festivals celebrated within the temple.

Timings: 6 AM – 12 PM & Four PM – 9.30 PM

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